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Hope you’re enjoying the final few days of your winter holiday. We’ll be back in full force on Monday.
Oh, look, our very own Billy Reed won an important award! [H-L]
Mountaintop Removal open mic night on Wednesday, January 7. Heine Bros in Louisville, Gardiner Lane location. Will feature Erik Reece, author of Lost Mountain, Ron Whitehead, KFTC members and their fancy slide show, music from Appalatin and the KFTC-produced film What We Do To The Land, We Do To The People about mountaintop removal that contains a virtual flyover of active mine sites. 7:00 to 9:00 P.M. [Email Blast]
NASA finally knows what killed those aboard Columbia. A 400-page report, considered graphic, was released between Christmas and the new year. It’s available in four huge PDFs that are filled with photographs, illustrations and video stills from the flight deck. [CNN]
Our new favorite thing: the corrupt Lake Cumberland District Health Department. Voted down a non-smoking measure and then approved a motion to to limit the ability to bring it up again. A health department supporting second-hand smoke. You know, Kentucky really impresses us sometimes. The schadenfreude is priceless. [H-L]
Grampa Steve Beshear’s plan to use coal-tax money for whatever has been burned to the ground by Rocky Adkins. [C-J]
Blue Grass Airport director Michael Gobb has resigned. He resigned this morning in a letter which he read to the airport board. Maybe the next guy won’t flush money down the toilet? [H-L & His Resignation Letter (PDF Link)]
Ruh ro: Erin Brockovich is headed to Tennessee to rip some new ones over the coal ash spill. [Huffington Post]
Undergarment Alert: Is anyone else itching to see this hot mess called Bruno: Delicious Journeys Through America For The Purpose of Making Heterosexual Males Visibly Uncomfortable In The Presence Of A Gay Foreigner In A Mesh T-Shirt? Cause we are. [More from HuffPo]