Mark Howell, a member on the LaRue County Conservation District Board of Supervisors, has been named agricultural coordinator for the Bacon Creek water project.
Howell, a long-time farmer, will be working closely with Kentucky Waterways Alliance to get farmers interested in best management practices to improve water quality in Bacon Creek.
The project will last about three years and will address both agricultural and human sources of pollution in the watershed.
He said he has “always lived within about 20 miles of the creek,” growing tobacco and raising cattle.
Bacon Creek starts in LaRue County and eventually flows into Nolin Lake. For most of its length, it flows through Hart County. It’s part of the Green River Basin.