Kentucky gets $1.73 million to reduce school bus emissions

The Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection has been awarded $1.73 million in federal stimulus money to reduce emissions from diesel-fueled school buses.

The money will be used to retrofit more than 300 buses with equipment to make them run cleaner.

The federal Environmental Protection Agency, which announced the award, said the money will help create and retain jobs, and it will reduce premature deaths, asthma attacks and other health problems.

The other 49 states and the District of Columbia are getting the same amount of money for similar programs.