Effective March 19, 2020 and until further notice, almost all KGS staff are working remotely in accordance with the University of Kentucky response to the ongoing pandemic. A small number of our staff essential to IT, business, and research operations will be in our buildings on a limited basis under strict protocols designed to limit possible transmission of the virus. Our main UK campus office, Earth Analysis Research Library, and Henderson office are closed to the public until further notice.
We may be away from our desks, but we will continue to be as responsive as possible to our stakeholders in industry, government, academia, and the community in Kentucky and beyond.
The KGS website has always included educational resources. We will be adding even more over time to help support parents in Kentucky and elsewhere with school-age children at home. Please let us know if you have ideas or suggestions for new educational resources related to the geology and natural resources of Kentucky.
We will post periodic updates on our Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram accounts as well as the News and Announcements panel on the KGS website. You can also send email to us at KGSmail@uky.edu and we'll direct your message to the right person.
KGS has maintained a presence in western Kentucky since 1948, when R.E. Puryear first opened an office in the Henderson city government building. Since that time, Western Kentucky Office staff have responded to geologically related inquiries from local, state and federal government agencies, oil and gas producers, coal companies, environmental consultants, industry, agriculture and citizens of the Commonwealth, while also conducting geologic research.
The Western Kentucky Office is currently staffed with one KGS full-time geologist, one KGS part-time temporary employee and one UK Department of Plant and Soil Sciences full-time field scientist.
Located at the Western Kentucky Office is a seismic station that is part of the Kentucky Seismic and Strong-Motion Network and a groundwater observation well that is part of the Kentucky Groundwater Observation Network. The seismic station and groundwater well are instrumented and actively collecting real-time data as part of two legislatively mandated state-wide networks.
1401 Corporate Court
- Henderson, Kentucky 42420
- Tel: (270) 827-3414