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February 18, 2019 


Conservative news outlets call-out the Trump administration on his “National Emergency” for the wall. Also, on the President’s Day rundown: a statewide retirement savings plan headed to the Connecticut state legislature. Plus, a report on the “renaissance” in less intrusive cardiac care.

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Public News Service - KY: Environment

Maysville, KY - The mercury is rising in northeast Kentucky, and the Sierra Club says it has nothing to do with warmer spring temperatures. The group's Cumberland Chapter is filing a lawsuit with the goal of limiting Kentuckians' mercury exposure from the East Kentucky Power Cooperative's (EKPC) co

Frankfort, KY – Kentucky is one of the stars in a new report on water pollution. The state is featured as a case study, which reports the affects from changes in federal Clean Water Act protections due to Supreme Court rulings. The study shows that almost 80 percent of the state’s popula

Lexington, KY – There's a buzz at the University of Kentucky today, as the Beehive Project showcases its latest work-in-progress: a visual documentation of the history of coal in Appalachia. Emily "Bee" is one of the artists working on the project; none of them use his or her real last name

Clark County, KY – A new financial analysis shows that plans for a new coal-fired power plant in Clark County are not a smart money move. The TR Rose Associates study took a look at the financial health of the co-op proposing the plant, as well as what the $766 million price tag would mean for

Berea, KY – Money really can grow on trees in Kentucky. It’s a new way of thinking about the state’s vast forestlands, most of which are privately owned. Landowners are learning they can be paid to leave big, healthy trees standing so they can absorb carbon pollution from the air,

Harlan, KY - The fight against mountaintop removal coal mining goes to Capitol Hill this week, as dozens of citizens from Appalachia voice their support of the Clean Water Protection Act by traveling to Washington, D.C. Among them is Carl Shoupe, a former coal miner, and now the Harlan County repre

Frankfort, KY – Kentuckians are making noise for the mountains today (Tuesday). It's "I Love Mountains Day," with at least 800 people marching to the State Capitol from the Kentucky River to call for an end to mountaintop removal coal mining. This year's event focuses on the 1400 miles of str

Louisville, KY – Food and clothing drives, community center repairs, and spending time with those in senior centers are examples of how Kentuckians are meeting the National Day of Service call. Beth Huss is organizing a project in Louisville for the Sierra Club. She called the mayor's office

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