Muhlenberg County

Union Funeral Home

A memorial service is being held Aug. 7 for the worker who fell into a mine shaft in Muhlenberg County on July 31.

Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet

Search and recovery efforts have been suspended for a worker involved in an explosion at a Muhlenberg County mine. 

Becca Schimmel / Ohio Valley ReSource

A new report says the Tennessee Valley Authority made the difficult, but correct decision to close a coal-fired power plant in western Kentucky.  

Brian Stansberry

  The Kentucky Public Service Commission in a release says a city’s natural gas pipeline system in Muhlenberg County is under investigation after a recent inspection found 35 safety violations.

 

Those violations include potentially having jail inmates operate the system, failing to make repairs to a damaged pipeline and failing to add a smell to the odorless gas for easier leak detection in homes.

 

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President Donald Trump's vow to save the coal industry will be tested this week — and so will the impact of his recent comments favoring a particular power plant — when a utility board he appoints weighs whether to close the coal-fired Kentucky plant whose suppliers include a mine owned by one of his campaign donors.

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Kentucky State Police say a man who brandished a firearm after exiting a parked car was fatally shot by officers.

Troopers from the state police post in Madisonville responded to a terroristic threatening complaint at a home in the Bremen community in Muhlenberg County Friday morning.

State police say in a release that 46-year-old Christopher L. Anderson was sitting in a vehicle on a private drive when four officers, including two state police troopers, arrived at the home.

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Two police troopers in west Kentucky are on administrative leave and an investigation is underway after a fatal shooting following a confrontation Friday morning. 

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The Kentucky Democratic Party filed an ethics complaint on Monday against a state lawmaker from Muhlenberg County.  Representative Melinda Gibbons Prunty is accused of misusing government resources in violation of state law.

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A Bowling Green microbrewery is teaming up with Western Kentucky University and two non-profit groups to celebrate conservation efforts in southern Kentucky. The White Squirrel brewery is releasing a new beer called the "Belle of the Green River", which is made with water from the Green River.

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Two small cities in rural west Kentucky have voted in favor of allowing the sale of alcoholic beverages.

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