Ryan Van Velzer (KPR)

Ryan Van Velzer has told stories of people surviving floods in Thailand, record-breaking heat in Arizona and Hurricane Irma in South Florida. He has worked for The Arizona Republic, The Associated Press and The South Florida Sun Sentinel in addition to working as a travel reporter in Central America and Southeast Asia. Born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona, Ryan is happy to finally live in a city that has four seasons.

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As coal plants retire and the price of renewable energy gets cheaper, solar power will increasingly energize the country.

So in Kentucky, when you hear words like "net metering" and "distributed generation" it's easy to miss the big picture in the fight over solar power.

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The Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest could be tracking the first pair of golden eagles in the eastern United States.

This love story, like many others, starts over a romantic meal… just replace the candlelit dinner with some roadkill.

Kentucky’s infrastructure is falling apart faster than the pace of investment, based on the latest grade from the American Society for Civil Engineers.

If the commonwealth were graded on a curve, it would still be doing better than the country as a whole, which received a “D+” on its last report card; whereas Kentucky squeaked past this year with a “C-“.