INDEPENDENCE, KY (FOX19) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is recognizing the Kenton County School District for cutting their energy use by 20 per cent.
Fairfield schools are also being honored, for a ten per cent reduction.
Kenton County is the only school in Kentucky and one of just 44 in the country that is being recognized the 20 per cent level. The district has done lots of things to cut energy use:
The construction of three high performance schools. The newest, Turkey Foot Middle School, is a national model for energy efficiency, sustainability, and education. It is the first of its kind and seeking a goal of achieving net zero energy usage.