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Showing 2 articles from May 22, 2009.

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Nesler: Special Session? Maybe. Productive? Probably not.
Thursday evening at the Democratic event in Mayfield, we asked Rep. Fred Nesler about a special session. He has been in meetings in Frankfort recently with leadership and has heard no firm date for the Legislature to return this summer. 
If the Governor does call for a special session to raise revenue, Nesler does not believe the Senate will be cooperative. "David Williams and the Senate won't cut this Governor any slack." he told us. He also said that Williams and the Senate may just gavel in session and immediately gavel back out.  The question Nesler posed is not whether there will be a special session, but how productive a special session could be, considering the attitude in the Senate.  
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Stripmining Request threatens streams
Robinson Forest, managed for research, teaching and extension education by the UK Department of Forestry is one of the largest research and educational forests in the eastern United States...
But now, a mining company’s request to strip mine south of the Forest is raising alarms among environmentalists. According to the Cumberland Chapter of the Sierra Club, “the devastation that will result from the proposed mining will destroy the area, and some damage has already occurred.” The Sierra Club predicts that two miles of streams will be buried if Frasure is allowed to proceed with its plan. Opponents of the strip mine plan are urged to contact the Army Corps of Engineers by May 26, 2009. Sample letters and directions are posted on the internet at Action Letter
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