Renew East Kentucky blog

New power plant poses high costs, risks for western Kentucky ratepayers

Photo from Prairie State Energy Campus website
August 30, 2012

Residents of many mid-west towns, including Princeton and Paducah in western Kentucky, are beginning to face the sticker-shock of paying for the new Prairie State project, a 1600 MW coal-burning power plant developed by Peabody Energy. The plant, which is close to completion, has been called “the last of its kind in this country” by the New York Times.

Northern Kentucky chapter reaching out

August 6, 2012

The Northern Kentucky chapter of Kentuckians for the Commonwealth returned to two festivals this year to continue to build upon existing relationships with key ally organizations in the region.

Members Alex Searles, Crystal Courtney, and Diannea Wilson at the Browngrass Festival.

Monday: Ask Hal why he's against protecting miners from Black Lung

July 27, 2012

Congressman Hal Rogers is a guest on WYMT's "Issues and Answers" on Monday, July 30, and Kentuckians are invited to submit their questions.

Indiana Solar Trainings in August

July 18, 2012

Prepared by KFTC member Amanda Fuller

Solar energy put to work on Hart County farms

July 16, 2012

“If anyone tells you solar energy doesn’t work in Kentucky, they are wrong. It’s all about a balance of what you use and what you produce,” says Sam Avery.

And he has the proof. His farmhouse in Upton, Kentucky touts several solar features, including a water heater, thermal heating system and rooftop photovoltaic panels.