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PSC decision on Big Sandy plant ‘devastating’
Ratepayers in 20 eastern Kentucky counties will see slower increases in electrical rates after the Public Service Commission Monday approved a request by Kentucky Power to purchase half interest in a West Virginia power plant while closing its Big Sandy unit at Louisa.
Officials: ACA rollout going smoothly in Ky.
With all the competing claims — of success by supporters, of glitches and high costs by opponents — many Kentuckians may have as hard a time deciding if the Kentucky version of the Affordable Care Act is succeeding as they do in evaluating the new law itself.
Ashlanders among first to sign up with Kynect
While Washington politicians wage ideological warfare over “Obamacare,” 31-year-old Elizabeth Watts of Ashland just knew she badly needed health insurance she couldn’t afford.
Seiler named interim LRC director
The head of the office that monitors Kentucky school boards’ compliance with state law will be the interim director of the Legislative Research Commission, the governing and staffing arm of the Kentucky General Assembly.
LRC employees file suit over alleged sexual harassment
The burgeoning sexual harassment controversy enveloping the General Assembly and its staffing arm, the Legislative Research Commission, took another turn Tuesday when three female LRC employees filed suit in Franklin Circuit Court.
‘Coal Caucus’ formed to oppose federal emission limits
Republican Congressman Tom Marino and a bipartisan group of state lawmakers have formed a “Coal Caucus” to oppose new strict federal emission limits on coal plants in Pennsylvania and other states.
‘Leadership vacuum’ concerns legislative leaders
Legislative leaders want to address the “leadership vacuum” created by the resignation of their staff director at a meeting of the Legislative Research Commission next week.
$400M needed for teacher retirement system
Back in the spring as Democrats and Republicans worked on a pension reform bill, the Republican Senate initially insisted the increased costs could be met through normal growth in state revenues.
Conway, Comer spar over hemp
It’s still illegal to grow industrial hemp in Kentucky and farmers who do might subject themselves to potential criminal liability.
Lawmaker calls for KSP probe into shredding
Frankfort’s sexual harassment controversy took another turn Tuesday with lawmakers calling for an investigation by Kentucky State Police into reports of document shredding.
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