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Kentucky Power asks for rate hike that will hurt struggling Eastern Kentucky

October 23, 2020

While many Eastern Kentuckians have been busy balancing jobs, struggling businesses, and teaching their kids at home, Kentucky Power has been quietly filing a new rate proposal case in Frankfort that will raise electric rates in 20 counties.

Amid KY coal bankruptcies, who cleans up the environmental mess left behind?

September 18, 2020

More than 15 months after seeking bankruptcy protection, Blackjewel still holds 209 Kentucky mine permits. Though most have sold, the buyers have yet to transfer the permits and assume the responsibilities of environmental compliance and reclamation. Those responsibilities remain with Blackjewel. Unless they don’t.

Eastern Ky needs federal aid to help now and build healthier communities for the future

August 26, 2020

For years, Kentuckians have advocated for federal investment to diversify and rebuild the economy and address the legacy costs of coal mining.

Dear Mitch: Show you care about more than power. Stand up for unemployed Kentuckians.

July 29, 2020

So if you’ve recovered from the nauseating spectacle of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell eulogizing U.S. Rep.

Kentucky’s Senators must agree to adequate federal aid for the state to survive recession

July 17, 2020

The truth is we were never going to successfully fight a pandemic through wishful thinking or by trading off public health and the economy. The economic pain was going to be deep regardless of government restrictions because fear of the virus is limiting consumer spending and business investment.

McConnell can decide if laid-off workers sink or swim. Pass the HEROES Act to provide relief.

July 12, 2020

Every Kentuckian deserves economic security. We are not asking for anything more than a chance to survive this pandemic. I hope our elected leaders take action soon, because our lives and livelihoods are hanging in the balance.

The Booker campaign taught me about listening to voters, wherever they are in KY

July 9, 2020

For the first time in recent memory, an unapologetic progressive came close to beating a moderate, establishment candidate in a statewide race. Charles Booker’s campaign for U.S. Senate highlighted how eager Kentuckians are for change.

Primary shows KY should adopt mail-in voting permanently. You can help make that happen.

June 26, 2020

Despite national cries of doom and gloom, it now turns out that we probably had a record number of people voting in a primary. That’s in large part due to the ease of widespread use of absentee ballots for the first time in Kentucky.

‘A qualified success.’ Let’s continue what worked in Tuesday’s primary and fix what didn’t

June 25, 2020

Amidst cries of voter suppression and concerns about the potential of massive lines at the polls, the reality on the ground on Tuesday was pretty good. Not perfect. Not ideal. But overall, the election was a qualified success.

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