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Out-of-work Blackjewel coal miners in Leslie County will receive a financial donation Thursday to help them pay bills.
Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear says the state's Labor Cabinet hasn't secured the necessary bonds from coal companies that would cover wage payments to miners if their employer unexpectedly shuts down.
Miners have camped out on train tracks and blocked coal trains in Harlan County.
Bill Request 346 would create an offset provision, clearing school districts of refunds owed if a company has outstanding taxes owed to the district.
Two eastern Kentucky lawmakers are pre-filing a bill to close a loophole in an existing state law designed to protect coal miners' wages.
Four truckloads full of love and generosity arrived at the Harlan Center on Tuesday for out-of-work Blackjewel coal miners.
The Department of Labor on Monday asked the bankruptcy court to order the halt of any Blackjewel coal out of Harlan County.
The Richard and Leslie Gilliam Foundation announced a $492,000 gift to Blackjewel miners
Kentucky's treasurer is expediting all unclaimed property claims from Harlan County in an effort to help those affected by the Blackjewel mining bankruptcy.
An auction is set for the assets of bankrupt coal operator Blackjewel LLC that could result in putting miners back to work.
Money donated for out-of-work Blackjewel coal miners who live in Letcher County will soon be distributed, according to county officials.
A job fair for out-of-work Blackjewel coal miners, scheduled for Thursday, August 1 in Harlan County has been postponed indefinitely.
Staff at the Christian Appalachian Project, in cooperation with other organizations, will giveaway free supplies to out-of-work Blackjewel coal miners on August 13 at the Harlan Convention Center.
The store says it just wants miners who cashed their checks there to repay the store when they receive a replacement check from Blackjewel.
A priest in Kentucky has given more than $20,000 to miners who are struggling to pay bills after the coal company they work for has filed for bankruptcy protection.
According to the state, the Labor Cabinet received complaints that Blackjewel issued paychecks to employees that bounced or could not be cashed.