Air Quality in Kentucky

Kentucky has many challenges to air quality, most notably the impacts from the significant number of coal-fired power plants in the state. In 2012, the state ranked first in states with the most toxic air pollution from power plants (stories HERE and HERE).

Air quality is also affected by smog and traffic congestion. Communities in Kentucky are working to address transportation-related air pollution issues at the local level, such as Oldham County’s recent Park and Ride initiative, article HERE.

State and Local Air Resources:

  • Link to Kentucky Division of Air Quality HERE.
    • How to contact the Kentucky Division of Air Quality: DEP Division for Air Quality, 200 Fair Oaks Lane, First Floor, Frankfort, KY 40601, Phone: 502-564-3999, Fax: 502-564-4666
  • Link to Kentucky air quality index monitoring HERE.
  • Link to Louisville Metro Air Pollution Contro District HERE.
  • Local air quality conditions courtesy of AirNow HERE.
  • Link to air quality by city, courtesy of FindTheData HERE.
  • Air Pollution Control Regulations for Kentucky, link HERE.