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Slain woman’s brother dies after planning her funeral

A Perry County family, already dealing with the sudden loss of a loved one to gun violence, lost another family member to a heart attack just three days later.

Perry Co. will use coal severance funding to pay for school officers

Schools in Perry County will use coal severance funding to pay for school resource officers, according to the Sheriff's Office. 

Miner killed at surface mine is Kentucky’s 2nd coal death

An accident at a southeastern Kentucky surface coal mine killed a 33-year-old miner, the state's second mining death this year.

UPDATE: Report: Crushed Kentucky Miner was not Wearing Safety Device

A coal miner has died after being Federal investigators have concluded that a worker crushed to death by a machine at a Kentucky coal mine wasn't wearing an emergency shut-off device, and that his managers had not provided a way to securely attach it.against a wall by a mobile digging machine in an underground western Kentucky mine.

New Data Show Spike in Severe Black Lung Disease

New data show many more coal miners across Appalachia suffering from the most serious form of black lung disease than federal regulators previously reported.

Coal pensions, benefits divide Kentucky Senate candidates

Kentucky's U.S. Senate candidates disagree over a bill that would rescue the pensions and health benefits of thousands of retired union coal miners.

Senate panel backs bill to protect miners’ retirement funds

An election-year bill to protect health care and pension benefits for about 120,000 retired coal miners and their families has moved forward in the Senate.

With benefits at risk, coal miner union rallies in Lexington

Thousands of retired coal miners at a rally in Lexington called on Congress to protect their benefits as the industry struggles and operators seek bankruptcy protection from debts.

Sediment leaks into creek from Harlan County coal mine

State regulators have shut down operations at a Harlan County coal mine after sediment leaked into a creek.

Dozens of miners due in Illinois for skills competition

A college in southern Illinois will host more than 100 coal miners from around the region for a rescue skills competition next month.

McConnell to host former coal miner at State of the Union Address

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.

Clinton promotes plan to protect miner benefits

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is promoting her plan to protect health and pension benefits for retired coal miners during a visit to Kentucky on Friday.

Miner crushed to death in underground western Kentucky mine

A coal miner has died after a heavy piece of mining machinery fell on him in an underground mine in western Kentucky.

McConnell: $7.5 million federal grant to help coal miners

The U.S. Department of Labor has approved a $7.5 million grant to help out-of-work coal miners in eastern Kentucky.

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Lexington Fire investigating house fire Thursday

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NCAA DI Council adopts one-time transfer rule

(NCAA) - All Division I student-athletes will have a one-time opportunity to transfer and compete immediately beginning in the 2021-22 academic year, if legislation...