Today, in the Louisville, Kentucky Courier Journal newspaper and USA Today , a story describing the new Coal Museum in Benham, a small (population 500) town in eastern Kentucky sent me into a laughing spasm. The museum, the pride of the coal industry that our fearless Mitch McConnell and so many others supports, announced that they will power the building with…..
Yes, solar panels that will produce free electrical energy, one the museum opens. The solar panels were donated by a philanthropist.
The museum press release states that the solar power will save between eight and twelve thousand bucks a year compared to what the Benham Power Board would charge if they were not installed.
Benham was once a company town like the one Tennessee Ernie Ford sang about. It was owned by Cadillac Coal Company, now long gone.