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The Heritage of Regionalism in Kentucky


The Appalachian Regional Commission just released a new study to the nation's governors at their winter meeting in Washington DC. It is an important addition to the on going debate about the future of federal grant-in-aid programs. (ARC report above)

During the 1970's, Kentucky was one of the national leaders in defining regional economic development. Governor's Wendell Ford and Julian Carroll worked with over 20 primary federal agencies to pull in money for local and regional projects...

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Siting Board Approves Application for Greenup County Plant  Electric generating facility would use waste heat from coke ovens
Siting Board Approves Application for Greenup County Plant Electric generating facility would use waste heat from coke ovens

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Feb. 23, 2015) - The Kentucky State Board on Electric Generation and Transmission Siting has granted a construction certificate for an electric generating plant and associated electric transmission line at a planned coke plant in northern Greenup County.

SunCoke Energy South Shore LLC, of Lisle, Illinois, intends to construct a 90-megawatt (MW) plant in conjunction with a coke plant to be built on about 250 acres along the Ohio River 2 miles northeast of the city of South Shore. The site is currently in agricultural use, but is near other industrial facilities.

SunCoke Energy South Shore LLC is a subsidiary of SunCoke Energy Inc., which produces coke for use in steelmaking. Coke production involves heating coal to drive off volatile compounds, leaving behind a material that is pure carbon.

The SunCoke plant will capture and burn the volatile compounds to produce steam, which will drive a turbine to generate electricity. The plant could generate up to 90 MW of electricity, but typically will produce 40 to 80 MW for sale on the open market.

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Editorials

Dear Senator Paul - Come Home
Kentucky fell in love with the 2010 version of Rand Paul. Is he the same man in 2016?
Dear Senator Paul - Come Home

2/3/16 Editor's Note: Sen. Paul announced the suspension (aka end) of his presidential campaign this morning. Below is the editorial we wrote back on February 23, 2015. He finally heard us.

...We've already got a senator gone national. We have no expectation that he will do anything for us here back home. He has his heart's desire. He doesn't need us.

We need for you to stop leaning right, left or center. Please don't lean at all. Look at us and see us for what we are...

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Community and Regional News

Is Your County Work Ready?
Source: Workready.ky.gov
Is Your County Work Ready?

Workready Communities is the latest economic development tool in Kentucky. It's all about process.

Counties across the Commonwealth are jumping into the program.

Will certification pay off?

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