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Kentucky Coal Mine Death Blamed On Safety Lapses

Jul 18, 2017
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Federal regulators say an accident that killed a coal miner in Pike County happened because a conveyor belt didn't have adequate safety guards.

As Coal Dwindles, Mining States Trim Safety Inspections

Jun 30, 2017
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Kathy Bartlett watched helplessly this spring as Kentucky lawmakers cut back on mine safety inspections and replaced them with coaching sessions on miners' safety habits.

Gubernatorial Candidates Making Pitches To Coal Group

Oct 8, 2015
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Democrat Jack Conway is pledging to promote Kentucky coal and look for tax incentives to stimulate production if he's elected governor. Conway also accused President Barack Obama's administration of unfairly targeting Kentucky with its environmental policies.

EPA Hearings Draw Diverse Crowd Of Kentucky Advocates

Jul 29, 2014

Kentuckians are among the hundreds of people across the country telling the EPA its new emissions rules go too far or not far enough.

Kentucky’s legislative leaders are in rare agreement on President Obama’s plan to curb carbon emissions.

Monday’s news of new carbon emissions standards has highlighted a long-simmering divide in Kentucky.

Reaction to President Obama’s new EPA rules was swift in the Bluegrass.

Sen. Mitch McConnell is going on the offensive ahead of an Obama administration announcement detailing new regulations for power plants Monday.

Kentucky Coal Group Targets California Billionaire

Apr 29, 2014

The Kentucky Coal Association is warning Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes a California billionaire's donations.

PIKEVILLE, Ky. - Colleges and universities in central Appalachia are struggling to retain students. Roughly half the freshmen at the University of Pikeville don’t come back the following year. For the students who stay, many wonder if there will be jobs available in a region that for decades relied on coal mining as its primary industry.

“We feel like if you can teach them in the mountains, train them in the mountains, they’ll stay in the mountains,” says James Hurley, President-elect of the University of Pikeville.

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