Blaine Price

Op-Ed: Veterans of the Hoskins Cemetery at Island Creek Hill in Clay County, Kentucky

Op-Ed by Blaine K Price This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

A great deal has been said about the immorality and disrespect of moving the remains of people who left this world with the peace of mind knowing where their earthly remains would rest, and yes, REST IN PEACE. But what does that mean if we can’t depend on it to be respected into perpetuity?

Op-Ed: Opioid Scourge no Laughing Matter in Appalachia

By Representative Derek Lewis

Opioid Money

As coal declined and hopelessness took its place, Appalachia became the perfect target for pill-peddling profiteers

“Emails to and from an AmerisourceBergen Drug Corp. executive presented Thursday at Huntington and Cabell County’s trial against opioid distributors revealed jokes, flippant remarks and mockery of Appalachians that continued within the company for years. The emails contained parody songs that used words like “pillbillies” and “Oxycotinville” to describe West Virginians.”

-The Herald Dispatch, May 13, 2021

Ray Daniels

Op-Ed: Legislators Clean Up Kentucky's Outdated Criminal Justice Laws

By Ray Daniels

For many years, criminal justice advocates have been pleading with the General Assembly to take stock of outdated laws and make sure they meet the needs of Kentuckians today.

Carrie Ray

Kentucky Utilities and Louisville Gas & Electric File for Third Rate Hike in Four Years

Despite a Pandemic and Historic Unemployment KU/LG&E File for Their Third Rate Hike in Four Years

OP-ED by Carrie Ray, Energy Programs Coordinator at the Mountain Association

Kentucky Utilities and Louisville Gas & Electric have filed new rate cases with the Kentucky Public Service Commission that propose higher rates for more than 1.3 million customers in 100 counties, and significant changes that disincentivize customer investment in rooftop solar. If approved, everyone’s energy bills will rise significantly no matter how little energy they use.

Michelle M. Sanborn, MSW

Op-Ed - Family Prevention Services: A win, win for Kentucky!!

By Michelle M. Sanborn, MSW - President Children's Alliance

"How many of your foster children want to go home?" I remember asking a group of foster parents. One foster mother raised her hand and said, "110%.

 

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