Mine Reclamation A Concern

Mine Reclamation A Concern Kentucky officials are concerned that two bankrupt coal companies could abandon their environmental obligations.At a hearing this week in West Virginia, officials said Blackjewel LLC and Revelation Energy might leave Kentucky taxpayers with a bill for millions in mine reclamation costs, the Lexington Herald-Leader reported. Reclamation is a process of…

New Leader For KY Postsecondary Education

New Leader For KY Postsecondary Education The Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education has chosen a new chairman.He is Ben Brandstetter of Hebron. He replaces outgoing Chairman Sherrill Zimmerman of Prospect.Brandstetter is president of Brandstetter Carroll Inc., a national architectural and engineering firm.Kimberley Halbauer of Fort Thomas was chosen as vice chairwoman. Halbaurer is a…

Perry County Firefighter Dies

Perry County Firefighter Dies On Sunday, the Perry County community mourned and celebrated the life of longtime firefighter Ed Feltner. Feltner died at the age of 64 from a heart attack on Wednesday.Feltner dedicated more than three decades of service to the community. He was a retired coal miner, constable, Shriner and funeral attendant.…

State Officials Worried About Environmental Obligations of Closed Coal Companies

State Officials Worried About Environmental Obligations of Closed Coal Companies Kentucky officials are concerned that two bankrupt coal companies could abandon their environmental obligations. At a hearing this week in West Virginia, officials said Blackjewel LLC and Revelation Energy might leave Kentucky taxpayers with a bill for millions in mine reclamation costs. State officials…

Funding Increase For Some Kentucky Schools

Funding Increase For Some Kentucky Schools Kentucky state colleges and universities will ask for their first funding increase since the 2007-08 budget, lawmakers were told.Aaron Thompson, president of the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education, said public colleges will seek a 6.2% increase next fiscal year and an 8.8% increase in the 2022 fiscal year…

KY Transportation Cabinet Offers Scholarships

KY Transportation Cabinet Offers Scholarships College students pursuing civil engineering and engineering technology degrees can apply for scholarships offered by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.The cabinet will award up to 30 new scholarships for the 2020-2021 school year to prospective and current college students, the agency said in a news release.Students focusing on a four-year…