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2010 State of the Commonwealth: Support for coal gets big applause
Gov. Beshear: "Coal is critical to the security of our country.."
2010 State of the Commonwealth: Support for coal gets big applause
Governor Beshear's State of the Commonwealth address last night reiterated his support for the coal industry. His remarks on coal brought big cheers from legislators in attendance. 

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Former Governor Carroll endorses Mongiardo

West Kentucky native former Governor Julian Carroll today endorsed Lt. Governor Daniel Mongiardo in his race to be the nominee to run for the seat currently held by retiring Senator Jim Bunning.

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KDP Exec. Director resigns

Charlie Moore, chairman of the Kentucky Democratic Party (KDP), announced that Kyle Cox resigned as the party's executive director effective January 1, 2010.

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State of the Commonwealth 2010: KNG busy in 09
Kentucky National Guard units were called out during last year's ice storm.
State of the Commonwealth 2010: KNG busy in 09
Governor Beshear told the Legislature that the Kentucky National Guard had a busy year last year. The Guard was called out to help with the January ice storm. The Guard deployed to war zones, too. The Kentucky National Guard's 201st Engineering Battalion sent to Afghanistan for a year had 467 engagements with the enemy during its deployment. The Battalion returned to Kentucky during 2009.
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State of the Commonwealth 2010: no officers fall in line of duty in 09
Governor Beshear celebrates a calendar year with no fallen law enforcement officers
2009 marks the first year in more than a century without line-of-duty casualties
 
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Technology & Science

Denmark: energy independence with few natural resources
Denmark is eighth in the world in renewable energy. For a country without a hydroelectric system, few forests and that rejected nuclear power, that's a pretty good spot to be in.
Denmark achieved this lofty spot because it got serious after the oil crisis in the 1970's and stopped paying lip service to energy independence and got serious.
It can be done - where there's a will, there's a way.
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Cabinet unveils stream protection protocol
Cabinet unveils stream protection protocol
The Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet today announced a new protocol designed to reduce the amount of “spoil” – the stuff removed in mining operations. The process is designed to reduce the size and number of fills to minimize stream impact from mining as required by the Clean Water Act.
 
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It didn't take him long

Rep. Jim Gooch, chair of the House Natural Resources and Energy Committee didn't take long to bring his particular brand of advocacy to this General Assembly.
According to a report in the Courier Journal, he and two GOP co-sponsors have introduced a resolution that will deny cities and counties the power to limit carbon dioxide emissions.
We are pretty sure that the fact Gooch is connected to the coal industry had nothing to do with this. We are even more sure that the chances of Gooch being reined in by leadership are absolutely nil.  Not when this House leadership is in agreement with him.

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