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Showing 4 articles from May 9, 2011.

Politics & Government

Gov. Beshear to close state prison in Frankfort , convert facility to state police training academy
FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 9, 2011) – Governor Steve Beshear today announced that a now unneeded state prison facility in Franklin County will close by the end of the current fiscal year. The complex will be converted into a desperately needed modern training facility for the Kentucky State Police (KSP)...
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PSC: Take steps to protect poor and elderly
Peggy Howell, co-owner of the Kountry Cafe in Clinton, with several months of water bills.
PSC: Take steps to protect poor and elderly

My neighbor, Peggy Howell, came over this morning breathing fire because she got her latest water bill. After I looked at her bill and mine, I felt a bit of steam building up. So I sat right down and wrote a letter to the PSC.

For those of you who joined this program in progess, the water company that serves Clinton and Middlesboro is asking the Kentucky Public Service Commission for a 20% rate increase in addition to the 31% they settled for about a year ago.

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Ross named principal of McNabb Elementary in Paducah
Ross named principal of McNabb Elementary in Paducah

Morgan Assistant Principal Greg Ross has been selected by the McNabb Site Based Decision Making Council to be principal at McNabb Elementary.

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Letters to the Editor

Tell the EPA to protect KY from toxic mercury

Dear Mary,

Did you know that Kentucky was recently ranked as the 6th worst state for mercury pollution from dirty coal-fired power plants?

Mercury and other air toxics are linked to extreme health problems from birth defects to premature death.

There is good news -- we finally have a chance to end the cycle. The EPA is rolling out a strong mercury and air toxics standard that will protect up to 300,000 babies and stop 17,000 premature deaths every year.2 Your help is needed -- tell the EPA to protect Kentucky from toxic mercury pollution! The coal and oil industries are hard at work opposing these proposed safeguards. The EPA needs to hear from us during its public input process.

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