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PO Box 1070, Frankfort, KY 40602  Phone 502.875.2428, Fax 502.875.2845
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  • 2014 GENERAL ASSEMBLY REGULAR SESSION: Bills We’re Watching: The Final Edition!   
  • 2014 GENERAL ASSEMBLY REGULAR SESSION: Bills We’re Watching: The Thirteenth Edition!   
  • 2014 GENERAL ASSEMBLY REGULAR SESSION: Bills We’re Watching: The Twelfth Edition   
  • ADT Letter Highlights Safety and Health Problems With AT&T Phone Deregulation Bill   
  • 2014 GENERAL ASSEMBLY REGULAR SESSION: Bills We’re Watching: The Eleventh Edition   
  • KRC Comments On Proposed Environmental Assessment for Texas Gas Abandonment Project   
  • KRC Presents Testimony To House Committee In Opposition To SB 99 Phone Deregulation Bill   
  • 2014 GENERAL ASSEMBLY REGULAR SESSION: Bills We’re Watching: The Tenth Edition   
  • KRC Letter to House Economic Development Committee Members Concerning SB 99 Misinformation  
  • Dormant Landlines In Rural Areas May Not Be Able To Reactivate Landline Service Under SB 99   
  • SB 99 Ends Public Service Commission Power Over Consumer Complaints In Many Kentucky Cities   
  • Reply Memorandum Filed In Bluegrass Pipeline Eminent Domain Case   
  • 2014 GENERAL ASSEMBLY REGULAR SESSION: Bills We’re Watching: The Ninth Edition   
  • 2014 GENERAL ASSEMBLY REGULAR SESSION: Bills We’re Watching: The Eighth Edition   
  • KRC Expresses Support For Removing Position of For-Profit Water Provider From Kentucky Infrastructure Authority Board   
  • KRC Expresses Concerns With Bill Stripping Public Service Commission of Power To Determine Value Of Acquired Utility Water And Sewer Assets   
  • 2014 GENERAL ASSEMBLY REGULAR SESSION: Bills We’re Watching: The Seventh Edition   
  • Motion Seeks Ruling That Bluegrass Pipeline Lacks Eminent Domain Power   
  • 2014 GENERAL ASSEMBLY REGULAR SESSION: Bills We’re Watching: The Sixth Edition!   
  • Updated Analysis Of Why AT&T Bill Is Bad News For Kentucky's Basic Phone Service Users   
  • THE 2014 GENERAL ASSEMBLY IN REGULAR SESSION: Bills We’re Watching: The Fifth Edition!   
  • Why AT&T's SB 99 Is Bad For Small Towns And Rural Areas of Kentucky   
  • Basic stand-alone phone service could be at risk for over 11,000 Kentucky households if SB 99 passes.  
  • Numbers Show Lack of Need For Senate Bill 1  
  • 2014 GENERAL ASSEMBLY REGULAR SESSION: Bills We’re Watching: The Fourth Edition!   
  • 2014 GENERAL ASSEMBLY REGULAR SESSION: Bills We’re Watching: The Fourth Edition!   
  • KRC Opposes Bill That Would Lift Nuclear Plant Moratorium   
  • KRC Testifies Against New AT&T Phone Deregulation Bill   
  • KRC Testimony In Opposition To Senate Bill 1  
  • 2014 GENERAL ASSEMBLY REGULAR SESSION: Bills We’re Watching: The Third Edition   
  • KRC Shares Concerns Regarding SB 1  
  • KRC Communicates Concerns With Phone Deregulation Bill Draft To AT&T   
  • 2014 AT&T Draft Bill Fails To Assure Continued Access To Reliable Basic Phone Service For All Kentuckians  
  • 2014 GENERAL ASSEMBLY REGULAR SESSION: Bills We’re Watching: The Second Edition!   
  • 2014 GENERAL ASSEMBLY REGULAR SESSION: Bills We’re Watching: The First Edition   
  • Counting Our Blessings  
  • Greenhouse Gas Regulations and their Effect on Local Communities and the Poor   
  • 2014 GENERAL ASSEMBLY REGULAR SESSION: Bills We’re Watching: The Prefiled Edition   
  • Complaint challenges EPA approval of selenium water quality standard for Kentucky   
  • Complaint Seeks Court Ruling On Whether Bluegrass Pipeline Company LLC Can Condemn Property For Natural Gas Liquids Pipeline   
  • Reflection on the passing of David Short  
  • Planning, Zoning And Hazardous Liquids Pipelines  
  • Planning, Zoning and Hazardous Liquids Pipelines   
  • A Conversation On Conservation And Stewardship  
  • KRC Comments On Proposed Brownfields Regulations   
  • “Doubt is an uncomfortable condition, but certainty is a ridiculous one.” Voltaire   
  • Opening Memorandum Filed In Appeal Challenging Rejection Of Lands Unsuitable for Mining Petition For Lynch and Benham, Kentucky   
  • Prefiled Bills Would Limit Condemnation Power For Pipelines To Regulated Utilities   
  • KRC Urges Federal Energy Regulatory Commission To Conduct Full Environmental Impact Statement On Bluegrass Natural Gas Liquids Pipeline   
  • Some things to think about before you grant a pipeline easement   
  • Karst and the proposed Bluegrass NGL Pipeline   
  • Concerns With Prefiled Bill That Would Broaden NGL Pipeline Condemnation Power  
  • KRC Testifies On Bluegrass NGL Pipeline   
  • Drakes Creek Holding Limestone Permit Challenged  
  • Remembering Two Exemplary Public Servants  
  • KRC Seeks Assurances Of Community Facility Reviews For Proposed MSD and Louisville Water Co. Facilities  
  • Eminent Domain Explored  
  • Marion County Adopts Resolution Opposing Bluegrass NGL Pipeline   
  • Remembering Alex Talbott  
  • SOME BASIC INFORMATION FOR LANDOWNERS ON GRANTING AND RESCINDING SURVEY PERMISSION  
  • KRC E-Mail Policy: No Attachments from KRC  Posted: August 30, 2003
    August 26, 2003

    To: KRC Members

    From: Tom FitzGerald

    Here at the Council, we take your e-mail privacy seriously. We attempt to avoid spreading any computer viruses, and never send or forward frivolous messages.

    Due to the recent concerns with virus attachments, KRC will NOT send any attached e-mails to our general mailing list. Instead, as issues or work of interest is generated by KRC, we will send you a message noting that the work has been posted (here) to our website, www.kyrc.org.

    If you receive any message from KRC that claims to have an attachment, or includes a questionable "subject," PLEASE let us know immediately in order that we may take steps to correct the problem.

    Thank you.

    Tom FitzGerald KRC


  • Where to take those old computers and monitors.  Posted: October 17, 2002
    There is an organization in Frankfort that will take old computers, as long as they are Pentium or above, and old printers and monitors. They will fix them, and in turn donate the equipment to needy families. The name of the organization is the Salvation Student Technology Center, 119 West Main Street, Frankfort, KY 40601. The phone number is 502/226-6062.

    Cartridges that contain ink for inkjet printers and toner for laser printers and copying machines are being accepted in Jefferson County at:

    # 595 Hubbards Lane.

    # 3520 Newburg Road.

    # 7219 Dixie Highway (beind the Southwest Government Center).

    # 9300 Whipps Mill Road (behind police station).

    # 7201 Outer Loop (behind the Central Government Center).

    # 10620 W. Manslick Road (behind the police station).

    The Salvation Army of Frankfort will also take some type of gear.


  • KRC has a new office address  Posted: August 18, 2001
    KRC has moved. Our new street address is: 213 St. Clair St. Suite 200. Court Square, Frankfort, 40601. Our mailing address is still the same P. O. Box 1070, 40602.

  • 2014 GENERAL ASSEMBLY REGULAR SESSION: Bills We’re Watching: The Final Edition!   Posted: April 16, 2014
    At midnight April 15, the 2014 General Assembly Regular Session adjourned sine die until January, 2015 unless called into special session before then. Click the headline to read of the final disposition of the bills that KRC supported, opposed, and tracked during the session. A post-session wrap up of "The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly" will be posted on the weekend.
  • 2014 GENERAL ASSEMBLY REGULAR SESSION: Bills We’re Watching: The Thirteenth Edition!   Posted: April 1, 2014
    Click the headline to read about the bills and resolutions that the Council is supporting, opposing, and tracking during the 2014 General Assembly Regular Session, complete through end of day Monday, March 31, 2014. The General Assembly has adjourned until April 14, when it will return for two days in order to complete action on remaining bills and to consider any vetos of bills.
  • 2014 GENERAL ASSEMBLY REGULAR SESSION: Bills We’re Watching: The Twelfth Edition   Posted: March 29, 2014
    Click the headline to read about the bills and resolutions that KRC is supporting, opposing, and tracking, during the 2014 General Assembly Regular Session, complete through March 28, 2014.
  • 2014 GENERAL ASSEMBLY REGULAR SESSION: Bills We’re Watching: The Eleventh Edition   Posted: March 21, 2014
    Click the headline to read about the bills and resolutions that the Council is supporting, opposing, and tracking during the 2014 General Assembly Regular Session, complete through March 21.
  • 2014 GENERAL ASSEMBLY REGULAR SESSION: Bills We’re Watching: The Tenth Edition   Posted: March 14, 2014
    Click the headline to read more about the bills that KRC is supporting, opposing, and tracking during the 2014 General Assembly Regular Session, complete through end of day March 14, 2014.
  • 2014 GENERAL ASSEMBLY REGULAR SESSION: Bills We’re Watching: The Ninth Edition   Posted: March 7, 2014
    Click the headline to read more about the bills and resolutions that KRC is supporting, opposing, and tracking during this legislative session complete through end of day March 7, 2014.
  • 2014 GENERAL ASSEMBLY REGULAR SESSION: Bills We’re Watching: The Eighth Edition   Posted: February 28, 2014
    Click the headline to read more about the environmental, conservation, consumer and general government bills that the Kentucky Resources Council is tracking during the 2014 session.
  • 2014 GENERAL ASSEMBLY REGULAR SESSION: Bills We’re Watching: The Seventh Edition   Posted: February 21, 2014
    Click the headline to read more about the bills that KRC is supporting, opposing, and tracking during this 2014 Regular Session, complete through end of day February 21, 2014.
  • 2014 GENERAL ASSEMBLY REGULAR SESSION: Bills We’re Watching: The Sixth Edition!   Posted: February 14, 2014
    Click the headline to read about the bills and resolutions that KRC is tracking, supporting, and opposing during the 2014 General Assembly Regular Session, complete through February 14, 2014.
  • THE 2014 GENERAL ASSEMBLY IN REGULAR SESSION: Bills We’re Watching: The Fifth Edition!   Posted: February 7, 2014
    Click the heading to read about the bills and resolutions that we're tracking,supporting, and opposing during the 2014 General Assembly Session, complete through February 7, 2014.
  • 2014 GENERAL ASSEMBLY REGULAR SESSION: Bills We’re Watching: The Fourth Edition!   Posted: January 31, 2014
    Click the headline to read about the bills and resolutions that KRC is tracking, supporting, and opposing during the 2014 General Assembly Regular Session
  • 2014 GENERAL ASSEMBLY REGULAR SESSION: Bills We’re Watching: The Fourth Edition!   Posted: January 31, 2014
    Click the headline to read about the bills and resolutions that KRC is tracking, supporting, and opposing during the 2014 General Assembly Regular Session
  • 2014 GENERAL ASSEMBLY REGULAR SESSION: Bills We’re Watching: The Third Edition   Posted: January 24, 2014
    Click the headline to read about the environmental, conservation, consumer and general government bills that the Kentucky Resources Council is tracking during the 2014 session, complete through January 24, 2014.
  • 2014 GENERAL ASSEMBLY REGULAR SESSION: Bills We’re Watching: The Second Edition!   Posted: January 17, 2014
    Click the headline to read more about the environmental, conservation, consumer and general government bills that the Kentucky Resources Council is tracking during the 2014 session, complete through end of legislative day 9, January 17, 2014.
  • Greenhouse Gas Regulations and their Effect on Local Communities and the Poor   Posted: December 18, 2013
    Click the headline to read the written text of KRC's presentation at the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Energy Management Conference, December 18, 2013
  • KRC Comments On Proposed Brownfields Regulations   Posted: November 10, 2013
    Click the headline to read KRC's comments on the proposed regulations implementing the 2012 Brownfields Redevelopment statute, KRS 224.1-415.
  • Some things to think about before you grant a pipeline easement   Posted: October 10, 2013
    The Bluegrass Pipeline Partners have begun soliciting easements from landowners along the route of the proposed natural gas liquids pipeline. With the assistance of Terry Geoghagen, Commonwealth Attorney for Nelson, Hart, and Larue Counties, KRC has prepared a handout with some concerns that a landowner may want to address in negotiating an easement agreement. Click the headline to read more.
  • KRC Testifies On Bluegrass NGL Pipeline   Posted: September 9, 2013
    Click the headline to read the written comments submitted by the Council to the Interim Joint Committee on Natural Resources and the Environment concerning the proposd "Bluegrass" Natural Gas Liquids Pipeline
  • Eminent Domain Explored  Posted: August 4, 2013
    Landowners, and local and state officials, have questioned whether the proposed Bluegrass Pipeline Project proponents have the power of "eminent domain." Click the headline to read a primer on Eminent Domain and on why we believe that the proposed pipeline would not have the right, under Kentucky law, to condemn properties in order to gain easements for the proposed pipeline.
  • Opening Brief In Case Challenging Constitutionality of Cell Tower Secrecy Statute Is Filed   Posted: July 17, 2013
    When Winola Mimms of Madisonville asked to see the file regarding a cellphone tower that was proposd for the property next door, she was denied access to the file by the local planning commission, because all of the information regarding the proposed cell tower was required by state law to be held in secrecy, except the location of the tower. If the tower were proposed in another county without planning and zoning, she would have access to the entire application. On her behalf, KRC has filed an appeal challenging the constitutionality of the state law as a denial of her constitutional rights to due process and equal protection, and challenging the law as prohibited "special" legislation. Click the headline to read the opening brief.

  • ADT Letter Highlights Safety and Health Problems With AT&T Phone Deregulation Bill   Posted: March 24, 2014
    Click the headline to read the text of a letter sent from ADT Security Services to state Representative Palumbo opposing SB 99 because of potential impacts on alarm services and medical monitoring.
  • KRC Comments On Proposed Environmental Assessment for Texas Gas Abandonment Project   Posted: March 18, 2014
    The southern part of the proposed Bluegrass Natural Gas Liquids Pipeline would be a pipeline currently used by Texas Gas to ship natural gas north from Louisiana to Hardinsburg, Kentucky. As part of the process of approving the "abandonment" of the pipeline for natural gas, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission must evaluate the environmental impacts of such approval. Click the headline to read KRC's comments on the environmental assessment prepared by FERC.
  • KRC Presents Testimony To House Committee In Opposition To SB 99 Phone Deregulation Bill   Posted: March 15, 2014
    Click the headline to read the text of the written testimony presented to the House Economic Development Committee in Opposition to the AT&T Bill, SB 99.
  • KRC Letter to House Economic Development Committee Members Concerning SB 99 Misinformation  Posted: March 14, 2014
    Click the headline to read KRC's letter to all members of the House Economic Development Committee concerning two significant represesentations made by AT&T concerning the impact of the phone deregulation bill that were inaccurate.
  • Dormant Landlines In Rural Areas May Not Be Able To Reactivate Landline Service Under SB 99   Posted: March 13, 2014
    Supporters of SB 99 Claim That Any Rural Homes With Landlines Will be Able to Reactivate Basic Local Phone Service. SB 99 Does Not Clearly Protect That Right. Click the headline to learn more.
  • SB 99 Ends Public Service Commission Power Over Consumer Complaints In Many Kentucky Cities   Posted: March 13, 2014
    Minutes before the House Economic Development Committee voted on March 13 to approve the AT&T telephone deregulation bill, AT&T was asked whether the Public Service Commission would lose authority over consumer complaints, and was told that the bill didn't do away with any of the PSC's jurisdiction over consumer complaints. Click the headline to read the truth of how the bill guts PSC power over consumer complaints in many cities.
  • Reply Memorandum Filed In Bluegrass Pipeline Eminent Domain Case   Posted: March 7, 2014
    Click the headline to read the Reply Brief filed in support of the motion by Kentuckians United To Restrain Eminent Domain for a declaration from the Franklin Circuit Court that Bluegrass Pipeline may not avail itself of the eminent domain grant in KRS 278.502. The matter will be argued in Franklin Circuit Court on Monday, March 10 at 1:30 pm.
  • KRC Expresses Support For Removing Position of For-Profit Water Provider From Kentucky Infrastructure Authority Board   Posted: February 28, 2014
    Click the headline to read the letter of support sent to the sponsors of House Bill 381.
  • KRC Expresses Concerns With Bill Stripping Public Service Commission of Power To Determine Value Of Acquired Utility Water And Sewer Assets   Posted: February 25, 2014
    In a February 24 letter to the sponsor, KRC expressed concern regarding a bill that would require the Commssion to accept the recommendations of non-governmental appraisers as to the value of acquired water or sewer utility assets. Click the headline to read more.
  • Motion Seeks Ruling That Bluegrass Pipeline Lacks Eminent Domain Power   Posted: February 21, 2014
    Click the headline to read the motion for summary judgment filed by KURE in the pending litigation challenging the claim of eminent domain power by Bluegrass Pipeline.
  • Updated Analysis Of Why AT&T Bill Is Bad News For Kentucky's Basic Phone Service Users   Posted: February 7, 2014
    Click the headline to read the analysis, updated as of February 7, 2014.
  • Why AT&T's SB 99 Is Bad For Small Towns And Rural Areas of Kentucky   Posted: February 7, 2014
    Click to read AT&Ts disclaimers regarding the wireless phone service that could be offered to new homes and businesses without current landline wiring if SB 99 passes.
  • Basic stand-alone phone service could be at risk for over 11,000 Kentucky households if SB 99 passes.  Posted: February 3, 2014
    Current Kentucky law requires that AT&T, Windstream and Cincinnati Bell offer basic phone service on a stand-alone basis to any customer in their service area. SB 99 would end this right in many urban areas for the over 11,000 households that currently have basic phone service. Click the headline to read more.
  • Numbers Show Lack of Need For Senate Bill 1  Posted: February 3, 2014
    Click the headline to read KRC's letter to Kentucky Senators regarding the proposed constitutional amendment that would allow a committee of the General Assembly to block regulations it finds "deficient." With less than 1/2 of 1% of the 4157 regulations reviewed by legislative committees between 2005 and 2013 found "deficient," the lack of need for dramatically changing the balance of powers in the state constitution is apparent.
  • KRC Opposes Bill That Would Lift Nuclear Plant Moratorium   Posted: January 30, 2014
    Click the headline to read KRC's testimony in opposition to Senate Bill 67, which would eliminate the 30-year moratorium on new nuclear plant construction until a permanent waste disposal strategy is in place.
  • KRC Testifies Against New AT&T Phone Deregulation Bill   Posted: January 30, 2014
    Click the headline to read KRC's written testimony in opposition to SB 99, which would end any state regulation of basic phone service in many cities in the Commonwealth.
  • KRC Testimony In Opposition To Senate Bill 1  Posted: January 30, 2014
    Click the headline to read KRC's written testimony in opposition to a proposed constitutional amendment that would allow a committee of the General Assembly to veto regulations during the interim between legislative sessions.
  • KRC Shares Concerns Regarding SB 1  Posted: January 24, 2014
    In a letter to the primary sponsor of SB 1, KRC voiced concern with a proposed constitutional amendment that would delegate to 16 members of the General Assembly the power to prohibit regulations from taking effect.
  • KRC Communicates Concerns With Phone Deregulation Bill Draft To AT&T   Posted: January 17, 2014
    Click the headline to read KRC's letter to AT&T regarding the draft bill to deregulate local basic service for many of the Commonwealth.
  • 2014 AT&T Draft Bill Fails To Assure Continued Access To Reliable Basic Phone Service For All Kentuckians  Posted: January 17, 2014
    Click the headline to read KRC's analysis of the 2014 draft AT&T bill to end the obligation to provide basic local phone service for many Kentuckians.
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