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EPA Awards Northern Kentucky University with a Grant to Help Design Sustainable Technologies (KY)

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Atlanta - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded Northern Kentucky University with the People, Prosperity, and Planet (P3) award for the 2014-2015 school year. Nationally the grants were awarded to 42 teams of college and university students. The teams will design innovative solution...

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on Oct 16, 2014 at 03:53 PM

Kentucky firefighter dies after ice bucket challenge accident

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By Steve Bittenbender LOUISVILLE KY. (Reuters) - A Kentucky firefighter who was severely injured a month ago while helping college students take part in an "ice-bucket" fundraiser died on Saturday from his injuries, authorities said. Captain Tony Grider, 41, of Campbellsville was hurt along with three other firefighters when an aerial ladder got too close to a power line as their depa...

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on Sep 20, 2014 at 07:20 PM
Hemp Making A Small Comebac...

Hemp Making A Small Comeback In Kentucky

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MURRAY, Ky. (AP) — Call it a homecoming for hemp: Marijuana's non-intoxicating cousin is undergoing a rebirth in a state at the forefront of efforts to reclaim it as a mainstream crop.Researchers and farmers are producing the first legal hemp crop in generations in Kentucky, where hemp has turned into a political cause decades after it was banned by the federal government. Republican U.S. Sens....

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on Aug 16, 2014 at 09:20 PM
Grimes Counts on Clinton Ma...

Grimes Counts on Clinton Magic for a Kentucky Win

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Alison Lundergan Grimes, the would-be Democratic successor to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), has a clever way of dismissing her rival’s efforts to link her to an unpopular President Obama. “The senator seems to think the president is on the ballot,” she said during a recent no-holds-barred exchange with McConnell at a political event in Fancy Farm, KY. This race is between me an...

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on Aug 14, 2014 at 10:50 AM
Kentucky politics gets a si...

Kentucky politics gets a side order of barbecue

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MAYFIELD, Ky. (AP) — The annual picnic at Fancy Farm always serves up a main dish of politics along with a side of delicious barbecue. And this year voters will get a rare glimpse of Kentucky's U.S. Senate candidates standing side by side as they face armies of hecklers trying to move them off their talking points.

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on Aug 02, 2014 at 12:50 PM
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
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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