Rebecca Goodman

A statue of a coal miner stands in front of a plaque in Providence, Kentucky.

Two words rarely heard on Kentucky’s campaign trail: Climate change

BY: - November 4, 2023

PROVIDENCE — Walking through a bathhouse at what until a few years ago was Webster County’s last operating coal mine is not just a moment for Tony Felker to revisit memories. It is also a window into a way of life that he recognizes is disappearing. Felker is quick to rattle through the nearly four […]

Kentucky the final state to enter into federal agreement collaborating on land management

BY: - August 10, 2023

Kentucky and U.S. Department of Agriculture officials are touting a new agreement they say will strengthen collaboration between agencies over the management of natural resources throughout the state.  A Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet release Thursday states Kentucky is the final state in the country to sign onto such a “shared stewardship” agreement with the […]

New federal funding to clean up Kentucky brownfields touted as transformative

BY: - July 31, 2023

LOUISVILLE — For federal and state environmental officials, Louisville’s downtown soccer stadium is an example of what’s possible.  The site of the 11,600-seat Lynn Family Stadium, the home of Louisville City FC and Racing Louisville FC, was a brownfield, one of thousands of properties across Kentucky that face challenges with redevelopment due to pollution or […]

$1 billion solar project planned on former Starfire coal mine in Eastern Kentucky

BY: - July 25, 2023

KNOTT COUNTY — It was a little over five years ago when Philip Marsh looked over the thousands of acres of reclaimed strip mine land he owned near the Knott County line and wouldn’t have a clue what would come of it. The Eastern Kentucky mountaintops that Marsh owned, now pastures after decades of coal […]