2:05pm

Tue February 14, 2012
State Capitol

'I love Mountains Day' Protest

Dozens of protesters have staged sit-ins outside the governor’s office leading up to “I Love Mountains Day,” but the last shift before today’s big rally went to Footprints for Peace. The group deserved a break – its members spent the last two weeks walking here from Eastern Kentucky. About a dozen people, hailing from New Jersey to rural Kentucky, spent the last 12 days walking from Prestonsburg to Frankfort – about 150 miles – to protest mountaintop removal mining.