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West Virginia Governor Jim Justice, who recently switched to the Republican party, is asking President Trump for more help for the coal industry. Glynis Board of the Ohio Valley ReSource reports that Justice wants payments from the federal government to offset the costs of Appalachian coal.

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  Despite the Trump administration’s support for the coal industry, the power sector is moving toward more use of natural gas. Even the Ohio Valley, where coal has long been king, the switch to gas is underway, with big implications for the region’s economy and environment. Glynis Board reports on two facilities that illustrate the power struggle underway.

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Western Kentucky Republicans gathered at Murray State University’s Curris Center this weekend for the Calloway County GOP’s Lincoln-Reagan Dinner, themed around the prospect of flipping control of the Kentucky House of Representatives to Republican control.

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Western Kentucky Republicans have landed Texas Governor Rick Perry to headline a fundraiser focusing on efforts to flip control of the Kentucky House. 

Calloway County GOP Chairman Greg DeLancey says that Perry will speak at the March 15th event at Murray State University. 

Perry is the longest-serving governor in Texas history and is seen as a potential GOP presidential candidate in 2016, following a failed bid in 2012.