Local/Regional News
3:07 pm
Thu June 5, 2014

Stumbo, Stivers Join Chorus Of EPA Critics

House Speaker Greg Stumbo and Senate President Robert Stivers

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

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Local/Regional News
3:41 pm
Tue June 3, 2014

EPA Regulations Highlight Deep Divide Over Energy

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

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Local/Regional News
2:51 pm
Mon June 2, 2014

Grimes, McConnell Denounce New EPA Rules


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

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Local/Regional News
1:35 pm
Fri May 30, 2014

McConnell Launches Preemptive Strike On Obama EPA Regulations

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

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Local/Regional News
5:09 pm
Tue April 29, 2014

Kentucky Coal Group Targets California Billionaire

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

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Local/Regional News
6:22 pm
Wed October 30, 2013

Coal Supporters Rally In Washington While Report Questions U.S. Coal Supply

Thousands of coal miners gathered at the Capitol in Washington Tuesday to rally against Environmental Protection Agency regulations.

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Local/Regional News
2:34 pm
Tue September 17, 2013

Beshear: Ky. Must Take "Holistic" Approach To Fighting Climate Change

LEXINGTON, Ky. - At an annual conference on energy and the environment Tuesday, Governor Steve Beshear advocated for a middle way when it comes to addressing climate change.

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WUKY In Depth
7:31 am
Fri May 17, 2013

Appalachian College Students Look for Job Opportunities Beyond Coal

A view of downtown from the UPike campus. The new medical school building, called The Coal Building, is on the left.

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.

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Local/Regional News
5:46 pm
Mon May 13, 2013

Mountaintop Removal Group Protests Against UBS

LEXINGTON, KY- Members of Hands Off Appalachia gathered in Woodland Park this afternoon to protest against financial services company UBS. 

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Local/Regional News
1:00 am
Thu August 9, 2012

Bell County Joining Hands For Coal Rally

PINEVILLE, Ky. - A southeastern Kentucky man is working to organize a coal rally that would line 17 miles of highway from the Knox-Bell county line to the Cumberland Gap Tunnel.

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