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Reviewing Biden’s plan for ‘building back better’ and what it could mean for the Ohio Valley

By Liam Niemeyer Ohio Valley ReSource David Meinschein’s teachers, staff and students have sacrificed a lot this year amid the staggering challenges of the coronavirus pandemic. He opens the door heading inside Ballad Memorial High School’s basketball gymnasium — known locally as the “Green Palace” for its school colors. The school’s emptiness is another reminder of COVID-19’s impact....

Kentucky’s 26 member-owned nonprofit electric cooperatives part of state’s clean energy future

By Nadia Ramlagan Public News Service This month is National Cooperative Month, and Kentucky’s 26 electric co-ops supply power to 1.5 million Commonwealth residents in all 120 counties. Electric cooperatives are member-owned, not-for-profit utility companies, often serving rural areas. Unlike a traditional utility that is beholden to its stakeholders, said Rachel Norton, an energy specialist...

Lexington’s new garbage trucks touted as quieter, more efficient, better for environment

Lexington’s new garbaged trucks are power by compressed natural gas, which officials say will save on fuel and maintenance costs. (Photo from LFUCG)   Lexington officials say there is a lot to like about garbage trucks powered by compressed natural gas. They save on fuel costs. They’re quieter as they make their 6 a.m. trips through the neighborhoods. And they’re better for the environment.   Mayor...