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A truck filled with explosives caught fire at Vulcan Material quarry off Manchester Street around 2 p.m.
A coal operator says it expects to idle a western Kentucky mine later this year.
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.
Authorities say a 32-year-old miner has been killed at a mine in southern West Virginia.
Federal mine safety officials are warning mine operators about several on-the-job deaths this year of miners who were working alone.
Kentucky lawmakers have agreed to loosen inspection requirements for underground coal mines.
Authorities say the maintenance chief at a western Kentucky coal mine has been indicted on charges of falsifying a safety record and lying to federal inspectors.
Tours of a replica coal mine at a museum in western Kentucky are attracting thousands of visitors each year.
Coal producer Alpha Natural Resources has sold some of its eastern Kentucky coal property to a Texas company.
An Alpha Natural Resources spokesman says the company plans to lay off 117 people when it shuts down a Kentucky coal mine in November.
The CEO of coal giant Murray Energy said Thursday that company officials are doing their best to avoid the layoffs that 4,400 workers in six states were warned about in precautionary notices last month.
State regulators have shut down operations at a Harlan County coal mine after sediment leaked into a creek.
Kentucky officials are seeking proposals from local leaders for projects that will attract new industry and more jobs to Appalachia.
Students at some eastern Kentucky schools will plant trees at a mine site next week in observance of Arbor Day.
The Kentucky Coal Academy is planning an event next month to mark the opening of its new Mine Training Facility in southeastern Kentucky.
A 4th-generation coal miner, Howard Abshire of Pike County, will be Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's guest at the President’s State of the Union address on Tuesday.
More than a year after they last worked for a Frasure Creek Mine contractor in Oak Hill, about 40 mine security guards are set to soon receive their final paycheck.
Kentucky's Supreme Court has ruled that state mine-safety laws and regulations did not apply to a subcontract worker who died while installing a massive garage door on a mine-site building in Muhlenberg County.
A member of the Kentucky Coal Academy Mine Rescue team has taken a top award at a national coal mine rescue competition.
Mine rescue teams from 12 states are in Lexington for a competition that helps train first responders in deadly situations underground.
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