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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.

McGrath campaign silent on response to miners’ ad complaint

Democrat Amy McGrath's Senate campaign has missed a deadline set by an attorney seeking a reply to demands from two retired coal miners that their images be removed from an ad attacking Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

Hearing ordered as miners protest by blocking coal trains

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

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.

Lexington-based coal company holding job fair Thursday

Blackhawk Mining, LLC is hosting a job fair Thursday as it looks for experienced underground coal miners.

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.

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.

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.
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Blackjewel miners block train full of coal saying no pay, we stay

A bankrupt coal operator is telling employees that it's working to resolve bankruptcy issues "as quickly as possible."

Kentucky coal company files for bankruptcy

A Lexington-based coal company with mines in Kentucky and West Virginia has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, but says its employees and customers won't be affected.
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Retired miners rally over pensions in Washington

Dozens of retired coal miners visited lawmakers in Washington to call for legislative action to preserve the pensions of about 87,000 retirees and another 20,000 working miners.
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Job Fair for coal miners and health care workers

There is a job fair for coal miners and health care workers Tuesday and Wednesday in Whitesburg

Ocasio-Cortez invited to tour Kentucky coal mines

Republican Kentucky congressman Andy Barr has invited Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to "go underground" to meet coal miners in his state.
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Grant money awarded to help out-of-work coal miners

Grant money from the federal government is designed to help out-of-work coal miners find new work.
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Coal miners urge Congress extension of black lung funding

Coal miners urge lawmakers to extend a tax that benefits miners sick with black lung disease.
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Study reveals hundreds of black lung cases in Appalachia

A new research letter published in a medical journal details hundreds of cases of black lung disease in the Central Appalachian coalfields.
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UPDATE: Bill revamping black lung system passes

Kentucky lawmakers have completed quick work on a bill sought by the Senate's top leader to reduce the coal industry's costs to cover claims by workers suffering from black lung disease.

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