The fifth Growing Appalachia gathering offers an opportunity to learn about bio-intensive gardening, renewable energy and much more. The day of workshops takes place on March 8 in Prestonsburg.
Environmental litigation prevails, local coal ash communities to gain some protection
After years of delay, and in response to legal action by national and local public interest groups, the U.S. EPA has agreed to finalize standards to protect the public from exposure to coal ash.
KFTC members welcome President Obama’s designation of a portion of eastern Kentucky as a Promise Zone
Investment is one important part to building a bright future for the region
The designation of some eastern Kentucky counties as a Promise Zone is encourarging, and recognizes that government investment are among the resources that can help build a brighter future for the region.
Ignoring words of caution from his own administration, Governor Steve Beshear signed a bill directing the state’s Energy and Environment Cabinet to create a Kentucky-specific plan for regulating carbon dioxide emissions into law.
Lawmakers are trying to do away with an important requirement to protect coal miners — without the usual process of holding public hearings and engaging in public discussion. Instead, the Senate quietly proposed a state budget that would significantly reduce funding for the Office of Mine Safety and Licensing.
Five years ago, Todd Howard did something to change things in Hippo. Just made redundant from his coal industry job, Howard became an entrepreneur-farmer in need of a market for the three acres of corn he planted. Along with a handful of other local growers, he resuscitated the defunct Floyd County Farmer's Market in nearby Prestonsburg, Ky.