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Annual Growing Appalachia gathering offers way for people to save money and boost the local economy

February 28, 2014

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.

EPA Agrees to Deadline for First-Ever U.S. Coal Ash Regulations

Environmental litigation prevails, local coal ash communities to gain some protection

January 29, 2014

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

January 9, 2014

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.