Future of Kentucky coal plant at issue

The Tennessee Valley Authority is considering closing a coal-burning power plant in Kentucky. Environmentalists support shutting it down but officials in Muhlenberg County say it would hurt the economy.
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The Tennessee Valley Authority is considering closing a coal-burning power plant in Kentucky. Environmentalists support shutting it down but officials in Muhlenberg County say it would hurt the economy.

Tom Eblen, the Lexington Herald-Leader’s metro/state columnist since 2008, writes opinion and feature columns. A seventh-generation Kentuckian, he was the Herald-Leader’s managing editor from 1998-2008. Eblen previously worked for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and The Associated Press. He is a member of the Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame.

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