The Tennessee Valley Authority board voted Thursday to close a coal-fired power plant at Paradise, in Western Kentucky. Residents said the move would hurt the economy, but environmentalists favored the move.
Residents of two historic coal towns in Harlan County, in Eastern Kentucky, are seeking to block surface mining nearby over concerns that mining could damage water supplies and the view of the mountains, hurting tourism.
A utility that serves Eastern Kentucky and burns coal to produce electricity has sold $17.6 million worth of coal it didn’t need, offering yet another example of how the relatively low cost of natural gas has undermined the region’s economy.
"The Human Element," created by and starring National Geographic photographer James Balog, featuresa plan to put thousands of solar panels on former Pike County strip mine. “We wanted something that was not dumping on coal miners,” Balog said.
Heading into Saturday’s game against No. 1-ranked Tennessee, Kentucky basketball head coach John Calipari talks about his team’s 73-71 loss to LSU on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019. The loss snapped a 10-game UK winning streak.