Kentucky Utilities http://wfpl.org en Environmental Groups Say Kentucky Ash Pond is Leaking Contaminants http://wfpl.org/post/environmental-groups-say-kentucky-ash-pond-leaking-contaminants <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Two environmental groups say an unlined coal ash pond just outside of </span>Harrodsburg<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, </span>Ky<span style="line-height: 1.5;">., is leaking toxic contaminants into the surrounding surface and groundwater, causing a potential threat to nearby residents.</span></p> Thu, 15 May 2014 19:58:08 +0000 Jacob Ryan 9352 at http://wfpl.org Environmental Groups Say Kentucky Ash Pond is Leaking Contaminants Gas-Fired Power Plant Proposed for Western Kentucky http://wfpl.org/post/gas-fired-power-plant-proposed-western-kentucky <p>Louisville Gas and Electric and Kentucky Utilities have announced plans to build a new natural gas powered generating plant in western Kentucky and a smaller, solar-powered station.&nbsp;</p><p>Spokeswoman Chris Whelan&nbsp;says the facility planned for Muhlenberg County will be similar to the generating plant being built at the companies&rsquo; Cane Run site in Jefferson County.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&quot;It will be 700 megawatts, roughly $700 million to construct,&quot; Whelan said.</span></p> Thu, 03 Oct 2013 18:54:04 +0000 Rick Howlett 7084 at http://wfpl.org Gas-Fired Power Plant Proposed for Western Kentucky