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  • Kentucky Power plan a potential landscape-changer

    Electrical ratepayers, local governments and those employed in the coal industry might have a hard time understanding the complicated transaction through which Kentucky Power Company is purchasing half the generating capacity of a coal-fired West Virginia plant.

    March 28, 2014 2 Stories

  • Senate passes budget with no locked-in gas tax hikes

    The state Senate on Tuesday passed its version of a two-year revenue measure, and unlike the House version, it does not lock in gas tax increases.

    March 26, 2014

  • House passes bill aimed at saving Big Sandy Plant

    Backers of a bill to require the Kentucky Public Service Commission to “reconsider” its previous order approving Kentucky Power’s purchase of a West Virginia generator say all they are asking “is for them to take a second look and look at all the facts.”

    March 26, 2014 1 Story

  • Judge: Companies can’t use eminent domain for pipeline project

    Franklin Circuit Judge Phillip Shepherd on Tuesday ruled that companies building a natural gas liquids pipeline across parts of Kentucky cannot invoke eminent domain to force private property owners to provide easements.

    March 26, 2014

  • Still no snow day solution from lawmakers

    Senate and House negotiators, working on a bill to give school districts flexibility in making up snow days, each accused the other of moving the goal posts – but it’s the local school districts who may be penalized.

    March 25, 2014

  • Senate sets budget with ‘wiggle room’

    It was no surprise the Republican-controlled Kentucky state Senate altered the $20 billion, two-year state budget approved by the Democratic-controlled House, but there may have been a few who were surprised by how little it was changed.

    March 25, 2014

  • Bill to limit pipeline companies use of eminent domain passes House

    A much-watched bill to limit the use of eminent domain by pipeline companies easily passed the House Friday while some other controversial bills remained in a holding pattern.

    March 24, 2014

  • House, Senate at impasse over snow days

    By Ronnie Ellis
    CNHI News Service
    Local school officials anxious for word from Frankfort about the possibility of forgiving some missed snow days will have to continue to wait a bit longer.

    March 20, 2014

  • Senate passes bill to reduce length of legislative sessions

    By Ronnie Ellis
    CNHI News Service
    Senate President Robert Stivers, R-Manchester, and House Speaker Greg Stumbo, D-Prestonsburg agree: The length of General Assembly sessions each year makes it difficult for those with private jobs to serve as “citizen legislators.”

    March 20, 2014

  • CDB oil bill appears headed for House passage

    By Ronnie Ellis
    CNHI News Service
    It’s now so close Rita Wooton can almost feel it — the day her 4-year-old son Eli’s life might become normal.

    March 20, 2014