OPINION: Coalition of Organizations Launches Public Education Campaign: Kentucky Has the Money for a Budget that Delivers


Opinion Contributor: Jason Bailey, Executive Director of the Kentucky Center for Economic Policy

Published December 4, 2023 at 10:33 AM EST

With the 2024 General Assembly now less than a month away, the Kentucky Together coalition, which includes education, faith, health care, labor and community organizations, began a public education campaign today with an important message: Kentuckians need a budget that delivers for them, and Frankfort has the resources to make that happen.

Donald J. Trump, 45th President of the United States/2024 Presidential Candidate

Opinion Statement in Regards to Israel by Donald J. Trump, 2024 U.S.A. Presidential Candidate

Opinion by Donald J. Trump, 2024 U.S.A. Presidential Candidate

There was no better friend or ally of Israel than President Donald J. Trump. Under my leadership, the United States stood in complete solidarity with Israel, and as a result, Israel was safe, America was safe, and for the first time in decades, we made historic strides for Peace in the Middle East.

Michelle Bloodworth

OPINION: A Rapid Transition to Renewables is Not Smart for America and Not Smart for Kentuckians

Op-Ed by Michelle Bloodworth, President and CEO of America’s Power

Last December, Winter Storm Elliott caused rolling blackouts in Kentucky as electricity generation from renewables and natural gas faltered. This August, a heatwave drove up electricity demand across the central U.S., putting power grids in nineteen states under severe strain.

Harlan County, KY Judge Exe., Dan Mosley

Op-Ed: LG&E/KU’s Plan to retire Coal-fired Power Plants further Threatens the Reliability of the Electric Grid

OPINION: Submission by Harlan County, KY Judge Executive Dan Mosley

Kentuckians have been faced with high energy bills and increasing costs at the pump and grocery store. These costs will only continue to rise as utility companies plan premature retirements of coal-fired power plants and transition to more expensive, less reliable forms of energy.

Growth and prosperity start with affordable and reliable power. Coal has consistently been the cheapest form of electricity, and for years Kentucky was known for having some of the lowest utility rates in the nation. However, that has changed over the last decade, due to the premature retirement and replacement of coal plants at a time when energy demand is greater than ever.

Carrie Ray

Op-Ed: LGE-KU Wants You to Pay $1.4 Billion for Two New Fossil Fuel Plants in Kentucky

Op-Ed by Carrie Ray, Energy Program Director at Mountain Association

A $1.4 billion infrastructure request to be paid for by Louisville Gas & Electric and Kentucky Utilities ratepayers is currently being considered in Frankfort. LG&E and KU have proposed the construction of two new natural gas power plants in West Louisville and Mercer County.


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