Ceasing Production http://wuky.org en James River Shuts Down Coal Production In Ky. http://wuky.org/post/james-river-shuts-down-coal-production-ky <p class="ap-story-p"><span class="entry-content">RICHMOND, Va. -- James River Coal Co. is laying off 525 full-time employees and shutting down production at several mines in eastern Kentucky due to continued weak coal markets.</span></p><p></p><p class="ap-story-p"><span class="entry-content">The Richmond-based company said Monday night the layoffs occurred at operations at the McCoy Elkhorn complex in Pike and Floyd counties, the Bledsoe complex in Leslie and Harlan counties, and the Long Branch Surface mine in London, Ky.</span></p> Tue, 17 Sep 2013 12:51:44 +0000 Associated Press 37657 at http://wuky.org James River Shuts Down Coal Production In Ky.