Content Tagged 'coal'

TVA board to vote on replacing Memphis coal plant
The Tennessee Valley Authority's board is scheduled to vote on a proposal to retire the coal-fired Allen Fossil Plant in Memphis and replace it with a natural gas facility.
McConnell Heads To Eastern Kentucky For Bus Tour
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell heads for eastern Kentucky on Thursday for a two-day bus tour through 10 counties in his campaign against Democratic challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes.
Senate campaigns look east for votes
Alison Lundergan Grimes and Mitch McConnell will compete for eastern Kentucky's coal country votes this week, and both are bringing in reinforcements.
1,100 layoffs planned at Alpha coal mines in W.Va.
Alpha Natural Resources expects to lay off 1,100 workers at 11 West Virginia surface coal mines by mid-October, with the company citing dismal markets and federal regulation.
Justice mines have 266 violations in 5 states
A West Virginia coal billionaire has more than 250 pending violations at mining operations in Kentucky and four other states.
Ky House Speaker Tweets He Was Kicked Out of White House After Shouting Match
A tweet was sent out by Kentucky House Speaker Greg Stumbo Wednesday night stating that he had "just got thrown out of White House after shouting match with Administration over coal..."
Funeral Arrangements Set For Prominent KY Businessman
Funeral arrangements have been set for prominent Kentucky businessman Elmer Whitaker. Whitaker, 85, passed away Sunday from complications due to diabetes.
Several KY Politicians Criticize EPA CO2 Emissions Plan
The EPA tells states to start making a plan to cut CO2 emissions from power plants 30% nationwide by 2030. The rules generated responses from all corners. Video Video
Lexington Mayor Promises to Reimburse Coal Severance Funds
Lexington Mayor Jim Gray announced Tuesday that coal counties will be paid back $2.5 million in severance funds that were used by the state to update Rupp Arena.
Plans Approved for South-Central Ky Coal Burning Unit
A plan to let a coal-burning unit at the East Kentucky Power Cooperative J.S. Cooper Generating Station in south-central Kentucky has won approval from the state Public Service Commission.
Rep. Andy Barr Says He's Offended By President's Climate Change Plan
Barr says the President's plan is a war on coal Video Video
Coal Counties Frustrated They're Funding Rupp Renovations
The state is sending money from coal taxes to Lexington Video Video
Kentucky Coal Production At Lowest Level in 48 Years
The Commonwealth's coal production is at it's lowest point since 1965. Video Video
Students Speak Out At Coal Rally
University of Kentucky students along with alumni voice concerns over coal at rally. Video Video
Multi-Billion Dollar Deal Will Send Kentucky Coal To India
FJS Energy has signed a $7 billion contract with a company in India to supply coal from Kentucky and West Virginia to that country for the next 25-years. Video Video
Utility Companies Reportedly Using Less Coal
New numbers show utility companies are using less coal, and that's affecting Kentucky jobs. Video Video
Crash Leaves Fuel and 30 Tons of Coal on Versailles Road
Lexington drivers tried to steer clear of Versailles Road Saturday night near the Fayette and Woodford County line. Video Video
Massey Ex-CEO Reappears in Kentucky
Don Blankenship, who headed Massey Energy when an explosion killed 29 people in West Virginia, has incorportated a new venture in Kentucky.
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