On their radar: Centre community has eye on pipeline

At Centre College’s Kentucky Student Environmental Coalition teach-in event Wednesday evening, Preston Miles addressed the group and urged them to attend the Earth Day Festival on Saturday where the group Citizens Opposed to Pipeline Conversion will be set up to answer questions and educate the public about plans to repurpose the Kinder-Morgan Pipeline that runs through Boyle County. The Earth Day Festival takes place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the campus of Bluegrass Community and Technical College on Corporate Drive.

The Kentucky Student Environmental Coalition has the proposed repurposing of the Kinder-Morgan Pipeline on its radar, according to Centre College student Emma Anderson, who spoke to a small group of concerned students and community members Wednesday evening on Centre’s campus. She said student members at 13 other colleges in the state were also focusing on the pipeline. The “teach-in” at Centre was to help educate students about the dangers of repurposing the 75-year-old pipeline. She also said the KSEC is planning on having a “birthday party” for the pipeline, “because it’s so old,” on Saturday, May 5. More details will be provided closer to the event she said.