Kentucky Court Allows Environmental Groups to Intervene in Pollution Case

The Kentucky Supreme Court has ruled environmental groups and citizens may intervene in a lawsuit against a coal mining company. The Supreme Court’s ruling upholds Franklin Circuit Judge Phillip Shepherd’s decision to let environmental groups intervene in the case. The groups—which include Appalachian Voices and Kentuckians for the Commonwealth—wanted a voice in the case, because […]

Court of Appeals Set to Hear Wilson Creek Mining Case Tomorrow

A Franklin County court will hear a coal company’s third appeal in a case against the state Energy and Environment Cabinet tomorrow. The contention is over mining near Wilson Creek in Floyd County. Several years ago, residents living on Wilson Creek petitioned the state to declare the area unsuitable for mining. That petition was rejected, […]

More Grants for Recycled Tire Projects

Grant money is once again available from the state’s Energy and Environment Cabinet for projects that use crumb rubber, or recycled tires, to pave playgrounds, athletic fields, or other surfaces. That’s in part to help find a home for the more than 4 million tires Kentuckians get rid of every year.