Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

A graphic showing how the storage facility could be potentially built into a mountain in Bell County.

$1.3 billion investment to turn Eastern Kentucky coal mine into hydropower ‘battery’

BY: - March 21, 2024

FRANKFORT — An Eastern Kentucky coal mining site set to become a giant hydropower battery is getting a significant boost from the federal government.  Florida-based Rye Development is in line for an $81 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy for its Lewis Ridge Pumped Storage Project.  The funding is provided through the Bipartisan […]

Oh deer. Kentucky to create statewide plan to reduce wildlife-vehicle collisions.

BY: - December 12, 2023

Kentucky transportation and wildlife management officials plan to use a federal grant to fund a first-ever statewide plan identifying roadways prone to vehicle collisions with wildlife and possible ways to reduce such crashes.  The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Wildlife Crossings Pilot Program, funded through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, awarded the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet $1.2 million […]

Money for broadband is here. The work of connecting Kentuckians could take years.

BY: - June 27, 2023

LOUISVILLE — With more than $1 billion on its way to connect Kentuckians who have poor or nonexistent internet access, a roundtable of government leaders and telecommunications executives on Tuesday gave a window into the years of work that lie ahead to make broadband a reality throughout the state. Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear joined the […]