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Blackjewel miners in Leslie County to receive donation Thursday

Out-of-work Blackjewel coal miners in Leslie County will receive a financial donation Thursday to help them pay bills.
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Kentucky AG: Labor Cabinet hasn’t secured coal mining bonds

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.

Hearing ordered as miners protest by blocking coal trains

Miners have camped out on train tracks and blocked coal trains in Harlan County.

Lawmaker prefiles bill to fix tax loophole that could cost Harlan County schools $73,000

Bill Request 346 would create an offset provision, clearing school districts of refunds owed if a company has outstanding taxes owed to the district.

Pre-filed bill would make sure coal companies are bonded

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 of supplies arrive for out-of-work miners

Four truckloads full of love and generosity arrived at the Harlan Center on Tuesday for out-of-work Blackjewel coal miners.
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Department of Labor asks court to keep Blackjewel coal in Harlan County

The Department of Labor on Monday asked the bankruptcy court to order the halt of any Blackjewel coal out of Harlan County.
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Blackjewel miners to receive financial assistance

The Richard and Leslie Gilliam Foundation announced a $492,000 gift to Blackjewel miners

State treasurer working to help out-of-work 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.

Auction set for bankrupt coal producer Blackjewel’s assets

An auction is set for the assets of bankrupt coal operator Blackjewel LLC that could result in putting miners back to work.

Blackjewel miners in Letcher County to receive donated money

Money donated for out-of-work Blackjewel coal miners who live in Letcher County will soon be distributed, according to county officials.
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Job fair for out-of-work Blackjewel miners postponed

A job fair for out-of-work Blackjewel coal miners, scheduled for Thursday, August 1 in Harlan County has been postponed indefinitely.

Supply giveaway for out-of-work Blackjewel miners August 13

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.

Harlan County store that cashed checks for Blackjewel miners asking for money back

The store says it just wants miners who cashed their checks there to repay the store when they receive a replacement check from Blackjewel.
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Priest donates to miners affected by Blackjewel bankruptcy

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.
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State investigating coal company for unpaid wages

According to the state, the Labor Cabinet received complaints that Blackjewel issued paychecks to employees that bounced or could not be cashed.

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