Kentucky State Police are investigating a series of loud explosions that have occurred over the last few weeks in Franklin County, including one near a new water pipeline.
One of the several explosions occurred near a water pipeline being installed along North Elkhorn Creek. The $162 million project will bring water from the Kentucky River to Lexington.
No one has been injured in the blasts.
Kentucky American Water spokesman Ray Golden said the company is aware of the investigation. He said there has been no damage to the project.
Kentucky State Police Lt. David Jude said the reports of the blasts are not coming in as "specific incidents but as reports of suspicious sounds or loud noises that law enforcement are responding to as they come in.
"It's just bits and pieces right now," he said.
"Those who heard these explosions think they are loud enough to call 911," Jude said. "They are real-deal explosions that rise above the level of kids playing with firecrackers."
A detective from the state police special investigative branch has been assigned to the case.
Jude said there has been nothing to link the explosions to the building of the water line, which has been controversial in some circles.