Most Active Stories
- Winter Weather: Clarksville, TN Reports .4 of Ice and Numerous Power Outages
- Winter Storm Closings and Cancellations
- Paducah Natives Premiere Tonight with acoUstiKats on NBC's "The Sing-Off"
- Local Road and Power Resources For Winter Weather
- Christian County Officials To Develop Contingency Plan in Event of DoDEA Cuts
Thu March 7, 2013
Crittenden County Schools Awarded EPA Emission Reduction Funds
The Crittenden County school district will receive $80,000 dollars in federal funding to reduce diesel emissions from its fleet of buses.
The school board will use the money to replace a 1992 diesel bus with a new one powered by propane autogas, which burns cleaner than diesel. The project will also retrofit another 14 diesel buses with emission-control technologies, reducing those emissions by nearly 50 percent. Crittenden School Superintendent Rachel Yarbrough says they’re excited to be a test case for propane school buses in the Commonwealth. The funds were made available through the federal Environmental Protection Agency's Diesel Emission Reduction Act.