Beshear joins coal industry to fight EPA

In recent months, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has acted with unprecedented encroachment, circumventing the law with more stringent regulations for the coal industry. In early October, the EPA blocked 11 water permits in the Appalachian region. Yesterday, Kentucky responded. Gov. Beshear and the Kentucky Coal Association filed suit in a federal court in Pikeville.…

Legislative confusion

It’s troublesome when legislators “puff up” the performance of Kentucky’s public schools by quoting out of date statistics, trying to make the numbers sound like the most current information available. A recent case in point – yesterday’s commentary in the Union County Advocate from State Representative John Arnold, Jr. Arnold claims that, “We have made…