Feb. 25, 2011 — They went into the governor’s office on a Friday afternoon as concerned citizen-activists. They emerged the following Monday as “Kentucky Rising.”
That’s the name of a group of citizens who are committed to ending the practice of surface mining better known by many as mountaintop removal. Morehead State University Professor John Hennen was among 14 persons who traveled to Frankfort on Feb. 11 and staged a three-day sit-in at Gov. Steve Beshear’s office.
“We came out with an identity that we did not have going in,” Hennen said.
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