Robin Webb

Few in Eastern Kentucky could afford flood insurance. Now it costs even more.

BY: - August 18, 2023

Few in Eastern Kentucky have flood insurance or have ever been able to afford it. A federal agency’s new pricing system is putting it even further out of reach, jeopardizing eligibility for federal aid after future floods.  The cost of flood insurance is a major reason that Terry Thies is trying to sell her family […]

‘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 […]