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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 […]

As Kentucky’s largest coal producer mines Bitcoin, its power discounts draw scrutiny

BY: - June 13, 2023

Union County in Western Kentucky has been the state’s top coal-producer for years, mining more than 10 million tons in 2022. Something else is being mined in Union County: Bitcoin. In both cases, the mining is done by Alliance Resource Partners (ARP) headed by Joseph Craft III, whose wife Kelly Craft, just lost an expensive […]