Chris Woolery

Op-Ed: Utility Disconnections in Kentucky are Dangerous, Ineffective, and Unnecessary

Opinion Editorial by: Chris Woolery, the Residential Energy Specialist at the Mountain Association

The number of Kentuckians who had their power disconnected increased by 228 percent last year as compared to a 29 percent increase nationwide, according to a new study by the Energy and Policy Institute and Center for Biological Diversity. Kentucky’s average electric bills also increased 17 percent. Huge increases in disconnections and bills make it clear: current rates are unaffordable, especially as inflation soars.


Op-Ed: "Private Ownership of Public Utilities" in Kentucky

Opinion Editorial by Larry Averitt, Administrator, Bluegrass Water Resistance

I read with great interest the April 30, 2023 news article in ClayCoNews entitled, "Attorney General Cameron's Office of Rate Intervention Saves Kentuckians Nearly Half a Million Dollars in Proposed Water Utility Rate Increases." The story notes that the AG's Office of Rate Intervention (ORI) saved taxpayers $432,122.00 in utility rate increases.

Dr. Ben Mudd

Two Kentucky Congressmen at Forefront of Major National Healthcare Debate

Op-Ed Submission by Dr. Ben Mudd, executive director of the Kentucky Pharmacists Association

Too often, when Kentuckians visit their pharmacy to pick up a prescription, they are shocked to see the price on the register. This is frustrating for pharmacists as well as we have little control over what our patients pay. But the real reason—and what most often dictates the price you pay out-of-pocket for your medicine—may come as a surprise.

Patrick Padgett

Ten Seconds or Less: Health Insurers Use Prior Authorizations to Delay and Deny Care / Op-ed Submission

By Patrick Padgett, Executive Vice President, Kentucky Medical Association

Count to ten.... That’s how long at least one health insurer believes it takes to review whether you need a test, medication or other health care service.


Op-Ed: Will Cryptomining Companies Coming to Kentucky Raise Your Electric Bills?

Opinion Editorial by Josh Bills, Commercial Energy Specialist at the Mountain Association

A Chinese cryptomining company is proposing to build a $250 million plant near the town of Louisa in Eastern Kentucky. At the same time, another cryptomining firm is proposing a plant near Waverly, Kentucky. Kentucky Power and Kentucky Utilities (KU) propose to give them special rates on their electric bills – deals that the Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC) is currently investigating for potential negative impacts on other Kentucky Power and KU customers.


Submit Press Releases