Coal

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A major coal company with mines in Appalachia and Western Kentucky has filed for bankruptcy. In a news release, Patriot Coal said it was undertaking the move to facilitate restructuring.

Afternoon Round-Up 6/11/12

Jun 11, 2012

Today on NPR: Spain becomes the fourth eurozone country to get a financial rescue.

Around the Commonwealth:

Ashland and Elizabethtown natives picked up a Tony Awards last night.

Rep Gooch Criticizes EPA

Jun 11, 2012
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The chairman of the House Natural Resources and Environment Committee says he would not have a problem with coal being replaced as one of the country’s major sources of energy. 

Afternoon Round-Up 6/8/12

Jun 8, 2012

Click and Clack are going into retirement.

Prairie State News:

Southern Illinois University Carbondale is getting a nearly $300,000 federal grant money meant to develop clean-coal technology.

Illinois will receive more than $7 million in federal housing grants to improve local communities by providing shelter and affordable housing.

Afternoon Round-Up 6/05/12

Jun 5, 2012
US Army

Today on NPR: The U.S. is ending millions of dollars in funding for Pakistan's version of Sesame Street, which began airing six months ago.

Around the Commonwealth:

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As the Environmental Protection Agency begins its public forums on coal mining permits in Kentucky, U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell is rallying for coal to be a bigger part of the nation's energy portfolio.

Today on NPR: We visit Ben and Jerry's "Flavor Graveyard" in Waterbury, Vt. Here, ice cream flavors that the company has killed off are memorialized.

Around the Commonwealth:

Traffic is restricted along the Tennessee River at Ledbetter as several sinking barges threaten to topple a construction crane into the water.

Gabe Bullard

Coal companies will have to pay more to mine coal in Kentucky under new regulations issued by the Energy and Environment cabinet. The state took action after the federal government threatened to take over the state’s surface mining program.

Afternoon Round-Up 5/1/12

May 1, 2012
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Today on NPR: Michigan's new Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia is using the ugliness of racism to teach a lesson of acceptance.

 

Kentucky:

The director of the controversial documentary “Bully” will be in Paducah Friday to screen his film at Maiden Alley Cinema.

Henderson County Approves Coal Severance Funds Application

May 1, 2012

The Henderson County Fiscal Court approved a resolution to join 2 other counties in giving away $720,000 in coal severance tax revenues. Court Clerk Sue Baker says the application will go to Union and Webster Counties for approval next month before being sent to The Department for Local Government in Frankfort for final approval. $500,000 would go to expand the Hugh Edward Sandefur Training Center which employs vocationally challenged people. The rest would go to the Reggio Children North American Exhibit.

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