Obama Calls For New ‘Square Deal’, Super PACs Will Likely Spend $1 Billion on 2012 Election, Pike County Community Sues Coal Company for Flood Damage: Today on Here and Now

1:06pm President Barack Obama is making a pitch to middle-class voters today in Kansas, talking about his proposed payroll tax cut and his plan to extend unemployment benefits. 1:11pm We are likely to see as much as a billion dollars spent by Super PACs to determine the outcome of the 2012 elections. These Super PACs… Continue reading Obama Calls For New ‘Square Deal’, Super PACs Will Likely Spend $1 Billion on 2012 Election, Pike County Community Sues Coal Company for Flood Damage: Today on Here and Now

Federal Government Granted Permanent Injunction Against Pike County Coal Mine

A federal court has issued a permanent injunction against a Pike County coal mine in response to allegations from the Mine Safety and Health Administration that the mine was giving advance notice of inspections. When miners have advance notice, they can quickly rectify unsafe conditions to pass inspection. That’s what MSHA says was happening at… Continue reading Federal Government Granted Permanent Injunction Against Pike County Coal Mine

Federal Government Seeks Injunction Against Pike County Mine

NPR’s Howard Berkes is reporting that the Labor Department is asking a federal judge to issue an injunction against a Kentucky coal mine for warning its miners of an inspection. The mine in question is CAM Mining’s #28 Mine in Pike County and the injunction would prohibit anyone at the mine from issuing advance warnings.… Continue reading Federal Government Seeks Injunction Against Pike County Mine

Thousands Remain Without Power In E. Kentucky

Thanks to Ron Smith, Kentucky Public Radio/WEKU, Richmond Utility crews continue to work to restore power to tens of thousands of eastern Kentucky residents left in the dark by a weekend winter storm. Heavy snow Saturday brought down numerous tree limbs and power lines in the region. Four Red Cross shelters have been set up… Continue reading Thousands Remain Without Power In E. Kentucky