The Story-Telling Brain: John Brix Returns to the Virtual MWDPTC

John Brix, the highest rated speaker from the 2019 MWDPTC, will be returning to the virtual conference this year to discuss “The Story-Telling Brain.” This session will help you to manage both everyday anxiety and stress that can occur on jobsites, such as balancing safety concerns with production expectations and time constraints. Tune in on… Read more

Teaching Your Customers About Private Utilities

Kentucky 811 Members: As you may know, some underground utilities on personal property will NOT be marked by Kentucky 811 member utilities because they are private utilities and not owned or operated by Kentucky 811 members. To illustrate the differences between private and public utilities, please visit You will find more information and examples… Read more

Preview Indiana 811 and Kentucky 811’s NEW ticketing software

In Spring 2021, Indiana 811 and Kentucky 811 will be implementing a new ticketing software platform, which will modernize the locate request system and benefit utility members, locators and excavators. The software platform, Exactix by 4iQ Solutions, is the most widely selected and fastest-growing platform for US 811 notification centers. Exactix will provide Indiana 811… Read more

Safety at all Costs: Introducing VMWDPTC Featured Speaker Mercedes Johnson

The Virtual Midwest Damage Prevention Training Conference (VMWDPTC) is less than a month away, and we’re looking forward to a full day of education and networking with fellow damage prevention professionals. With the safety of our communities and underground utilities the focus of our industry, Indiana 811 and Kentucky 811 are proud to introduce a… Read more

VMWDPTC Announces Kirk Lippold as Keynote Speaker

Indiana 811 and Kentucky 811 are proud to announce this year’s Virtual Midwest Damage Prevention Training Conference keynote speaker: Commander Kirk Lippold, USN (Retired). Commander Kirk Lippold, USN (Retired), was the Commanding Officer of the USS Cole when it came under a suicide terrorist attack in Yemen on October 12, 2000. He will mark the… Read more

Register Now for the Virtual MWDPTC!

The wait is over! Registration is now open for the Virtual Midwest Damage Prevention Training Conference. We look forward to gathering together for a day to learn what is new in damage prevention, and collaborate and network with our peers. We have missed all of you. The one-day Virtual Midwest Damage Prevention Training Conference, hosted… Read more

August 2020 DIRT

Save the Date for the Virtual MWDPTC – November 5, 2020 Kentucky 811 and Indiana 811 are excited to announce our Virtual Midwest Damage Prevention Training Conference (VMWDPTC)! Save the date for this one-day event on Thursday, November 5, 2020. The conference will offer a variety of educational training opportunities for damage prevention professionals from across the… Read more

Excavator News August 2020

Connect with Kentucky 811 on Social Media  Are you on social media? Connect with Kentucky 811 on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube to stay up to date on the latest news and helpful tips for professionals in the underground utility industry.  Follow us below! Our social media pages are the best place for pros to up their damage prevention game with… Read more


Mark your calendar! Indiana 811 and Kentucky 811 are proud to introduce the Virtual Midwest Damage Prevention Training Conference, sponsored by the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission, taking place on Thursday, November 5, 2020. We’re looking forward to reuniting with our damage prevention community for a full day of education, collaboration, and networking.  Similar to the annual in-person event, the one-day Virtual Midwest Damage Prevention… Read more

Save time online with Kentucky 811 Positive Response

Submitting utility locate requests online is the fastest and easiest way to get utilities marked, but Kentucky 811’s online platform also offers additional benefits to help you get the job done. Positive Response is a system that alerts excavators when a locator has marked or cleared a locate request for safe excavation. This valuable tool… Read more