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
Kentucky is a beautiful state with amazing people, countless ideas, & unlimited potential. Change is in the air. This is a defining moment for our beautiful state. Kentucky deserves an environment that provides opportunity for all. Are we preparing for … Continue reading Kentucky: Resilience, Adaptation, or Idleness?
Proposal for a more connected Ashland, KY. An urban trail connecting Riverfront Park & Central Park, consisting of a walking trail & dedicated bike lanes lined with trees & other plants. Equally important is downtown connectivity built around pedestrians. Remove … Continue reading What if?
It’s time for Ashland, KY to create an amazing space with unlimited potential. A space creating numerous opportunities for the existing community, but also opportunities attracting new residents. One area I feel is important is the waterfront. The current waterfront … Continue reading Ashland, It’s time
What do you think about when you hear global warming or climate change? Take a minute to think about this question. What is your first thought? Naturally occurring, sea levels rising, big oil companies, rainforests disappearing, foreign dependency, reef degradation, … Continue reading Why do people not believe in Climate Change?
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
One morning last week, I was driving to work in the early hours. Surrendering to darkness on a two-lane road, encircled by stillness. Eyes directing the motion of the head side to side, admiring the beautiful slumbering trees. A blotch … Continue reading Stoplights are Laughing
Downtown Louisville, Kentucky desires growth. It will only be achieved by encouraging, nurturing connections to neighboring communities. Jeffersonville, Indiana is a short distance from downtown Louisville; unfortunately an efficient, safe access for pedestrians does not exist. Clark Memorial Bridge (2nd … Continue reading Pedestrian Accessibility
The midterms elections are over; it’s time to focus on issues burdening this country. New faces have risen to accompany the old faces, while the power has shifted between the Republicans & Democrats. Currently the media is focusing on how … Continue reading Why don’t we try something new?
Louisville, Kentucky has neighborhoods requiring attention to bring back to life. A few neighborhoods are being invested in, e.g., NULU, Portland, Smoketown, & downtown, however there is one area I think is extremely important to the city. It connects to … Continue reading River Road’s Path