MN&WR: Ohio Valley ReSource and Regional Journalism

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This is an episode dedicated to the Ohio Valley ReSource, a regional news collaborative of seven radio stations across three states. WMMT is one of those stations, and our reporter Benny Becker represents eastern Kentucky in the OVR.

Benny Becker has the story of the troubled past of water quality in Martin County, Kentucky […]

Coal Report for February 15, 2017

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The Kentucky government’s Administrative Regulation Review Subcommittee met Friday afternoon to consider the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet’s proposal for new regulatory changes on how utilities store and dispose of coal ash from coal fired power plants. Gov. Matt Bevin’s administration suggested changes that would eliminate the state’s public permitting process for […]

Mtn. Talk Monday: Forest Farming Medicinal Herbs and Edibles & Appalachian Harvest Herb Hub

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Host Kelli Hansel Haywood speaks with representatives of Appalachian Sustainable Development and the Appalachian Beginning Forest Farmers’ Coalition about the possibilities of creating an income from forest farming in Appalachia. They discuss the whys, hows, and whens of cultivating medicinal herbs, edible mushrooms, and more under the forest canopy. The group gives details on upcoming […]

Coal Report for February 1, 2017

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On January 26th the first coal mining related death in the United States of 2017 happened in a small underground mine near Pikeville, Kentucky. 42 year old Ray Hatfield Jr. of Hi Hat was killed while working on a conveyor belt in the R&C Coal LLC Mine No. 2. Hatfield had 23 years […]

Coal Report for January 25, 2017

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January 9th, the Kentucky Coal Association President Tyler White announced the association is lending its support to Kentucky H.B. 165. Kentucky’s newly GOP majority in both houses of congress is taking advantage of the opportunity of a Republican governor and president to put forward a bill trying […]

Coal Report for January 18, 2017

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By Office of U.S. Senator Deb Fischer – http://www.fischer.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/news?ID=A0C75E68-B1EF-4212-8090-20C97BC066C7, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=54956706

Wilbur Ross made his billions from bankruptcies. He scooped up troubled steel and coal companies with an eye to resell them later at a profit. One acquisition included a mine that had terrible safety record: Sago, in West Virginia. Soon after the […]