Job Losses

Some In Eastern Kentucky Wondering About Life After Coal

Apr 27, 2013

WHITESBURG, Ky. - New statistics released by the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet show a staggering drop in coal production and a sharp rise in unemployment in the southeastern Coalfields, particularly in Letcher, Harlan, Knott and Perry counties.  According to the report, Eastern Kentucky coal production has reached the lowest level since 1965.