Eastern Kentuckians Face Rising Electric Bills

Residents throughout eastern Kentucky have been shocked by dramatically higher electric bills this winter, forcing many to make difficult decisions in order to keep their homes warm through the coldest months of the year. The situation has created a crisis for many Kentucky households. Residents and local officials alike are searching for answers as to […]

Kentuckians on Clean Energy Opportunities

With the unemployment rate stuck above 9 percent, many people are looking towards clean energy, not only as a way to reduce electric bills, but to create new careers in the coalfields. On Monday, January 31, the Kentucky Sustainable Energy Alliance, composed of 34 organizations from across the state, came together in Lexington for a […]

Conversations on the Porch: the Central Appalachia Regional Network Summit

On August 11-13, 2010, a diverse group of leaders from the Appalachian counties of Kentucky, Maryland, Ohio, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia, will come together in Charleston, WV for the first ever summit meeting of the Central Appalachia Regional Network or CARN. This feature talks about the ways in which the summit will bring together […]

Attorney Wes Addington’s Testimony to the U.S. Senate on Miner’s Health and Safety

In April, Attorney Wes Addington from the Appalachian Citizens Law Center here in Whitesburg, KY traveled to Washington D.C. to give testimony to the U.S. Senate regarding mine safety. The Hearing took place on April 27th, 2010, and was titled, “Putting Safety First: Strengthening Enforcement and Creating a Culture of Compliance at Mines and Other […]