Cassie Chambers-Armstrong

Kentucky lawmakers asked to exempt diapers from state sales tax

BY: - September 20, 2023

If a family can’t afford diapers, they may leave their child in one for too long, resulting in rashes or worse, experts told members of the Kentucky legislature’s Interim Joint Committee on Appropriations and Revenue Wednesday.  That’s why they joined forces with Sen. Cassie Chambers Armstrong, a Louisville Democrat, to ask that lawmakers consider removing […]

Coal-fired power failures during winter storm come to light months later

BY: - September 8, 2023

Last December a mass of arctic air, later unofficially named Winter Storm Elliott, swept through Kentucky plunging temperatures to as low as eight degrees below zero. The frigid weather led to a power supply crunch across the Southeast as households and businesses tried to stay warm.  Louisville Gas and Electric and Kentucky Utilities, the state’s […]

‘Forever chemicals’ contaminating Kentucky waters detailed for lawmakers

BY: - July 21, 2023

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, commonly known as PFAS or “forever chemicals,” are in Kentucky’s rivers and lakes. The chemicals are in municipal water treatment plants. They’re accumulating inside Kentucky’s fish.  That is what the Kentucky Department of Environmental Protection has found the past few years  as it has investigated how widespread PFAS is in Kentucky’s […]