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Attacking the growing problem of whiskey fungus

If there’s a downside to whiskey, it’s in Shively, Kentucky.

A low-income suburb of Louisville, Shively is home to five whiskey distilleries and one of the nastiest cases of whiskey fungus in America. Driving down its residential streets, you’ll notice that just about everything is covered in an ugly black patina: houses, cars, swing sets, street signs, fire hydrants, and even trees. Some people clean it off every few months with industrial-strength soap and a pressure-washer, but others quit this Sysiphean task long ago, surrendering their outdoor possessions to the unsightly black stuff that always seems to grow back. — Munchies.com

Full story: Kentucky’s Whiskey Fungus Problem Is Out of Control

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