A 2-century-old Catholic convent is fighting for conservation in Ky.
Published by Louisville Public Media on January 19, 2023
For a 2-century-old Catholic convent outside Loretto, Ky., conservation is an act of faith.
In a state where prosperity was forged in coal furnaces, the Sisters of Loretto have divested from fossil fuels, raise their own grass-fed beef through sustainable agriculture and protest the occasional pipeline.
On Wednesday, the Sisters of Loretto signed a conservation agreement with the Bluegrass Land Conservancy protecting more than 650 acres of forest, farms and waterways for generations to come.
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