Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Ky. coal forum will include industry, enviros, young journalist who won award for work on topic

The Associated Collegiate Press award for feature story of the year went last weekend to an Appalachian journalist for his April story in the University of Kentucky's student newspaper about coal's relationship to the University of Kentucky community. We reported on Brad Luttrell's story, "The Future of Coal," in April. It has special relevance this week because he will be one of the speakers tomorrow at a forum, "Coal in Kentucky," on the Lexington campus. (Read more)

Luttrell, right, was editor of The Kentucky Kernel in the 2008-09 school year. He works as a commercial photographer and contracted freelancer with The Commercial Appeal in Memphis. He will present his coal project at the forum's evening session, preceding a panel featuring Fred Palmer, senior vice president of government relations for Peabody Energy; Tom Fitzgerald, director of the Kentucky Resources Council; Joseph Craft, president and CEO of Alliance Coal; and Jeff Goodell, the author of Big Coal: The Dirty Secret Behind America's Energy Future. The daytime part of the event, billed on its Web site as "a balanced discussion regarding the past, present and future impacts of coal on our state’s economy and environment," will be moderated by Al Cross, director of the Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues, which publishes The Rural Blog.

1 comment:

Brad said...

Cool. Thanks for the support guys!