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6 killed in fiery crash in ...

6 killed in fiery crash in Kentucky

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A station wagon lost control on a busy highway, crossed the median and plowed head-on into a minivan, sparking a fiery crash that killed six people — including three children — in central Kentucky.

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on Jun 28, 2014 at 04:20 AM
Though Not Quietly, Kentuck...

Though Not Quietly, Kentucky Moves to Cut Reliance on Coal

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Despite cries of a “war on coal” that echo through mining country in eastern Kentucky, the region is already taking hardheaded steps toward a post-coal economy.

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on Jun 08, 2014 at 01:20 AM

Despite political uproar, Kentucky could meet EPA emissions goal

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Kentucky may be well positioned to meet a carbon emission target for power plants set by federal regulators, even as U.S. Senate candidates there blast the plan, saying it will cripple the state's coal industry.

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on Jun 05, 2014 at 12:50 AM
Kentucky's Paradise Fossil ...

Kentucky's Paradise Fossil Plant Is Emblematic Of Move From Coal To Gas

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DRAKESBORO, Ky. (AP) — In the shadow of Paradise Fossil Plant's aging smokestacks, where white steam and carbon dioxide rise into the sky, outdated coal-fired generators are being replaced with one that runs on natural gas.The change in Muhlenberg County, once the nation's top producer of coal, is emblematic of what's been happening across the U.S. as natural gas becomes cheaper and electric ut...

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on Jun 04, 2014 at 04:20 PM

EPA Awards $1 Million in Brownfields Grants to Cleanup and Revitalize Communities in Kentucky (KY)

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ATLANTA - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today that it plans to award two communities in Kentucky with brownfields grants for new investments to provide communities with funding necessary to clean and redevelop contaminated properties, boost local economies and create...

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on May 28, 2014 at 08:50 PM

EPA Requires Mining Company to Restore Damaged Streams in Kentucky (KY)

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ATLANTA ? The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 4 has reached an agreement with Nally and Hamilton Enterprises, Inc. (Nally), for filling streams at two coal mining sites in Kentucky in violation of the Clean Water Act (CWA). Under the terms of the Consent Decree, Nally will pay a to...

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on May 23, 2014 at 09:20 PM
TV ad war begins quickly in...

TV ad war begins quickly in Kentucky after primary

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Instantly on the attack, allies of Republican leader Mitch McConnell launched a televised barrage against newly minted Democratic challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes in Kentucky's high-stakes Senate race on Wednesday, a day after primaries in several states that also set up a Republican runoff in Georgia and left tea party insurgents still scratching for a breakthrough triumph.

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on May 21, 2014 at 08:20 PM
Kentucky Wins In First Hemp...

Kentucky Wins In First Hemp Hearing, May Get Seeds Back As Early As Next Week

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The battle for Kentucky's hemp seeds isn't over, but the state's Department of Agriculture gained ground during a federal hearing Friday, and may get back its shipment of seeds, seized a few days ago by the Drug Enforcement Administration, as early as next week."It sounds like a victory, but I'm not going to declare victory until those seeds go in the ground," Kentucky Agriculture Com...

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on May 16, 2014 at 09:50 PM
DEA Reneges On Offer To Fre...

DEA Reneges On Offer To Free Kentucky's Hemp Seeds

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The Drug Enforcement Administration is insisting that the Kentucky Department of Agriculture apply for a permit to import Schedule I drugs before it can gain access to hemp seeds the agency has seized, according to a letter the DEA sent late Tuesday night.The letter, obtained by HuffPost through an open records request, represents a reversal of a previous agreement, said Holly Harris VonLuehrte...

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on May 14, 2014 at 05:20 PM
DEA Seizes Kentucky's Hemp ...

DEA Seizes Kentucky's Hemp Seeds Despite Congressional Legalization

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The Drug Enforcement Administration has seized a batch of seeds that were intended to be part of the launch of Kentucky's legal hemp industry following congressional legalization of the crop for research purposes.The DEA has offered a wide variety of explanations to Kentucky officials perplexed at the seizure. "They're interpreting the law a hundred different ways," Kentucky Agricultu...

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on May 13, 2014 at 09:20 PM