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KY plans to spend Abandoned Mine Land Pilot funds on a federal prison

Google map showing relationship of mines to USP Letcher site

The state of Kentucky intends to use Abandoned Mine Land Pilot funds to build water and sewer lines for a proposed federal prison, a project that does not support true economic renewal or justice.

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Eastern Kentucky Community Groups Pursue Solar

A man stands with solar panels

Four community-led organizations in Letcher County, Ky., plan to install solar arrays to combat rising electricity costs.

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Cash for Carbon: Working Woodlands Program Grows in Appalachia

Over 25,000 acres of forest in Kentucky, Tennessee and Virginia will remain undeveloped for use in Forest Stewardship Council-certified timber markets.

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Three New Preserves Established on Pine Mountain in Eastern Kentucky

Pine Mountain

The Kentucky Natural Lands Trust purchased nearly 2,000 acres of Pine Mountain, Ky., for three new preserves in October.

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Former Coal Company Town Integrates Energy Efficiency and Solar

By Dan Radmacher Powering a coal museum with solar panels is the kind of news story that attracts attention, as the city of Benham, Ky., discovered. “It’s put us on the map internationally,” says former Benham Power Board chairman Roy

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Historic Eastern Kentucky Sites Added to National Register

Three Eastern Kentucky sites were added to the National Register of Historic Places in August.

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The Free-Roaming Horses of Eastern Kentucky

Free-roaming horses have found a home on former mine lands in the mountains of Eastern Kentucky.

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