12:03 pm
Wed August 1, 2012

Coal Association Applauds Federal Ruling


Kentucky Coal Association President Bill Bissett is applauding a federal court ruling that found the EPA overstepped its authority in establishing water quality criteria for consideration of mining permits. He calls the decision Tuesday by U. S. District Judge Reggie Walton “a victory for all of Kentucky and West Virginia.”

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1:27 pm
Tue July 10, 2012

Water Conservation Tips from the KY Division of Water

The Kentucky Division of Water is encouraging citizens to learn how they can conserve water during drought and year-round with some simple changes in their water-use habits.

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Afternoon Update
3:16 pm
Wed June 20, 2012

Afternoon Round-Up 6/20/12

"Solitary confinement, it breaks a man's will to live. He deteriorates right in front of your eyes."
philld Geograph project

Today on NPR: Advocates for prisoners have long argued that confinement conditions in prisons violate the constitutional ban on cruel and unusual punishment. On Tuesday, they made their case before a Senate Judiciary subcommittee, complete with a replica prison cell in the hearing room.

Four Rivers Region:

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12:16 pm
Mon June 11, 2012

Rep Gooch Criticizes EPA

Rep. Jim Gooch
LRC Public Information

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. 

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8:57 am
Wed June 6, 2012

EPA Coal Hearings Begin

The Environmental Protection Agency is in Kentucky this week taking testimony on the federal government’s objection to 36 coal mining permits in Eastern Kentucky. 

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