Saturday, June 04, 2011


EKB Capsule News...Kentucky...6-5-'11

 U.S. Sen. Olympia Snowe is charging that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration discriminated against the town of Fort Kent because of its remote location in extreme northern Maine. The charge came after community officials in Fort Kent were told their grant for an underage drinking prevention program had been rejected because the community was "WAAAAAAYY off the beaten path," making it inconvenient for program staff to visit. Instead, the Traffic Safety Administration chose Mason City, Iowa, and Louisville, Ky., for the $175,000 grants. Fort Kent is about 290 miles north of Augusta. Snowe says the transportation agency's decision to deny Fort Kent's application because of its location is "wrong" and "unfair." Snowe is asking Traffic Safety Administrator David Strickland to fix the situation immediately.

Paving operations on US 23 in Greenup County willswitch to northbound lanes beginning Monday, June 6, as contractors work
between Ashland and Raceland. There will also be some shoulder work that
will impact traffic on southbound lanes next week. One lane of US 23 will be closed in areas where crews are working -
approximately 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day. All lanes will reopen at night,
although travel may be on rough surfaces at times. During construction, efforts are being made to keep lane closures short
and minimize delays. However, motorists should be prepared for longer
drive times, especially in heavy traffic, and should plan routes accordingly. Motorists are advised to slow down, "Drive Smart" in work
zones and remain aware of workers and construction equipment at all times. The work is part of a Kentucky Transportation Cabinet project to improve 4.48 miles of US 23 between the Boyd County line and KY 750 at Raceland under a $2 million low-bid contract with Mountain Enterprises Inc.


EKB Capsule News...West Virginia...6-5-'11

Friday, June 03, 2011


EKB Capsule News...Kentucky...6-4-'11


EKB Capsule News...West Virginia...6-4-'11

* Jan. 20 -- a black male robbed the City National Bank on U.S. 60 East in Huntington

* March 8 -- a black male robbed the Blennerhassett Federal Credit Union in Vienna

* April 30 -- a white male robbed the Chase Bank at the Kanawha Mall in Charleston

* May 16 -- a white male robbed the BB&T Bank on Hal Greer Boulevard in Huntington

Thursday, June 02, 2011


EKB Capsule News...Kentucky...6-3-'11

   1. Wolfe
   2. Boyd
   3. Muhlenberg
   4. Nelson
   5. Estill
   6. Clark

"These audits supplement the work our investigators and prosecutors did on the ground leading up to the primary election, and the process, as defined by Kentucky law, will ensure that voters in every corner of our Commonwealth encounter procedures at polling places that are fair and equitable," General Conway said.

        State law “grants a utility the presumption of the timely recovery of environmental compliance costs,” PSC Executive Director Jeff Derouen said in testimony before the Joint Interim Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources. “In other words, if a utility is required to incur environmental compliance costs, it is entitled to recover those costs through its rates, in the form of the environmental surcharge.”

        However, the PSC has the authority to review a utility’s environmental compliance plans and the associated costs and surcharges, he said. The PSC determines whether the utility has made reasonable and cost-effective decisions in how it complies with federal, state or local environmental regulations; whether its compliance costs, including operating expenses, are reasonable; and the rate of return a utility is allowed to earn on capital investments made in connection with environmental compliance, Derouen said.


EKB Capsule News...West Virginia...6-3-'11

Wednesday, June 01, 2011


EKB Capsule News...Kentucky...6-2-'11


EKB Capsule News...West Virginia...6-2-'11

Tuesday, May 31, 2011


EKB Capsule News...Kentucky...6-1-'11


EKB Capsule News...West Virginia...6-1-'11

Monday, May 30, 2011


EKB Capsule News...Kentucky...5-31-'11


EKB Capsule News...West Virginia...5-31-'11

Sunday, May 29, 2011


EKB Capsule News...Kentucky...5-30-'11


EKB Capsule News...West Virginia...5-30-'11

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