Kentucky Facts

  1948 | 75,000+ employed (1). 2015 | 9,000+ employed (1). 2016 | Kentucky dropped from 3rd largest to 5th largest coal producer in U.S. (2). 2016 | 83% of Kentucky’s net electricity generation was coal-fired (2). 2016 | Renewables resources are a small part of KY’s energy, & the state has no renewable energy standard. Largest source is hydroelectric power @ 4% (2).   Prevalence of Adults with Asthma: 16% (3). Heart Disease Deaths: 204 per 100,000 population (3). Less than Adults with Good Health: 23% (3). Total Mortality: 904 per 100,000 population (3).   Why are we sacrificing … Continue reading Kentucky Facts

Poverty is Worth Fighting

What is the first thought that comes to mind when thinking of a strong community? A community that influences other communities through ideological principles. I’m pretty confident it’s not inequalities, hardship, or abandonment. So why do we tolerate the inequalities degrading the very nature that will lead this country to prosperity? Inequalities are not a requirement for communities. For some reason not all people choose to see this degrading characteristic that is a downfall for American. Even with this being the case, living in America provides a luxury most other countries don’t experience. Anyone, in this country has an opportunity … Continue reading Poverty is Worth Fighting