EPA Hearings Draw Diverse Crowd Of Kentucky Advocates

Jul 29, 2014

Kentuckians are among the hundreds of people across the country telling the EPA its new emissions rules go too far or not far enough.

Kentucky’s legislative leaders are in rare agreement on President Obama’s plan to curb carbon emissions.

Monday’s news of new carbon emissions standards has highlighted a long-simmering divide in Kentucky.

Reaction to President Obama’s new EPA rules was swift in the Bluegrass.

Sen. Mitch McConnell is going on the offensive ahead of an Obama administration announcement detailing new regulations for power plants Monday.

Kentucky Coal Group Targets California Billionaire

Apr 29, 2014

The Kentucky Coal Association is warning Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes a California billionaire's donations.

PIKEVILLE, Ky. - Colleges and universities in central Appalachia are struggling to retain students. Roughly half the freshmen at the University of Pikeville don’t come back the following year. For the students who stay, many wonder if there will be jobs available in a region that for decades relied on coal mining as its primary industry.

“We feel like if you can teach them in the mountains, train them in the mountains, they’ll stay in the mountains,” says James Hurley, President-elect of the University of Pikeville.

AP Report: Coal Operators Watched From Above

Jul 13, 2012

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Government inspectors have been keeping watch over coal operators through aerial surveillance in central Appalachia, a region that's been the center of debate over so-called mountaintop removal mining.