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Department for Health Warns Swimmers

The Kentucky Division of Water and the Department for Health Services is urging people to avoid swimming and other recreational contact in the Licking River, the North Fork of the Kentucky River, the Upper Cumberland River and urban parts of the waterways. Agency tests show high levels of fecal coliform bacteria in the water. This type of bacteria, present in human and animal waste, indicates untreated or inadequately treated sewage. The bacteria creates a potential for infectious diseases.

-- Kim Blair (, May 29, 2000

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