Energy http://wuky.org en Report Says More Woes For Appalachian Coal Mining http://wuky.org/post/report-says-more-woes-appalachian-coal-mining <p class="ap-story-p"><span class="entry-content">LOUISVILLE, Ky. - A new report says hard times are expected to continue for the coal industry in Central Appalachia, which at one time was the hub of the nation's coal production.</span></p><p></p><p class="ap-story-p"><span class="entry-content">Coal business in the mountains of eastern Kentucky and southern West Virginia is facing declining reserves, higher production costs and competition from other coal basins and natural gas.</span></p> Tue, 14 May 2013 18:50:17 +0000 Associated Press 31496 at http://wuky.org Report Says More Woes For Appalachian Coal Mining