Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest is hosting a series of roadshows in the area to raise awareness about an LG&E natural gas pipeline and a proposed Interstate 65-71 regional connector that threaten the forest’s integrity and local wildlife, according to Bernheim officials.

A presentation is at 6 p.m. Tues­day at Bour­bon Barrel Tav­ern in Eliza­bethtown and two pre­sen­ta­tions are scheduled at 4 and 6 p.m. Sept. 26 at Eliza­beth­town Com­mu­nity and Tech­nical College’s Re­gional Post­sec­on­dary Center. A presentation at Bernheim’s Visitor Center in Clermont also takes place at 10 a.m. Sept. 21.

This proposed seizure of con­ser­vation land in the 16,000-plus acre forest ignores easements that have been put in place to protect the bio­logically diverse land, according to a Bern­heim news release. The changes, should they become a reality, will have an irreversible impact on Bernheim’s wildlife, clean air and water, visitors and the quality of life throughout the surrounding communities, according to the release.

The roadshows are dedicated to educating residents in nearby communities about the threats the forest faces and how the community can take immediate actions to save it. More information can be found at ForestUnderThreat.com.

The Kentucky Attorney Gen­eral’s Office of Rate In­ter­vention filed a motion to intervene and expand the scope of a complaint case before the state’s Public Service Commission. Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest brought the complaint against LG&E over concerns surrounding its Bullitt County natural gas pipeline, the release said.

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