Brent Yonts

Coal
5:07 pm
Mon June 3, 2013

Crowd Expected at Henderson UMWA Rally

The United Mine Workers of America will stage a protest in Henderson Tuesday over Patriot Coal’s move to end its contract and reduce wages and benefits for active union members.

The UMWA will bring more than 30 busloads of supporters from around the Midwest and Appalachia to the Henderson County Courthouse in western Kentucky. A ruling by a federal bankruptcy judge last week authorized Patriot to make a variety of financial moves during reorganization.

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2013 Kentucky General Assembly
3:39 pm
Tue February 26, 2013

House Committees Makes Major Changes to Pension Reform Bill

Credit Photo by Bud Craft, courtesy Ky Legislative Research Commission.

The state pension system would not transition to a hybrid 401K-style plan in an amended version of the pension reform bill.

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Government
5:37 pm
Sat February 9, 2013

KY Lawmakers Meet With Public to Discuss Pension Problems

Credit John Walker

Lawmakers and citizens met this weekend in Murray State’s Wrather Auditorium to discuss Kentucky’s ongoing pension crises. Cameron Smith of the Alabama Policy Institute gave a presentation explaining Kentucky’s current pension problems while lawmakers answered questions. Smith said it’s important for the state to keep its promises.

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Politics
12:04 pm
Thu February 7, 2013

Local Legislators Come to MSU for Pension Forum

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Local state legislators join a pension expert for a roundtable discussion at Murray State University this Saturday. Keynote speaker Cameron Smith is the policy director for the Alabama Policy Institutes and co-authored the Alabama study on pensions.

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Coal
6:59 am
Thu June 7, 2012

Coal on the Decline

A common misconception about coal in America is that it accounts for most of the nation’s electricity generation. Coal’s importance to the nation’s energy mix is indisputable, but that influence is on the decline, and is dropping fast. 

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2012 General Assembly
6:27 am
Tue March 20, 2012

Pseudoephedrine Bill Passes House Committee

After a week of negotiations, the House Judiciary Committee has passed an amended version of a bill that would regulate pseudoephedrine.

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