June 14, 2017 RSS feed / News

W’burg council OK’s state plan for road

A new entrance from the KY 15 bypass into downtown Whitesburg can be constructed without having to give up space at the city parking lot that fronts the Letcher County Veterans Museum and serves as home to the Mountain Heritage Festival, the Whitesbu More...

Rogers: Trump budget would kill AML help

Rogers: “This coming from an administration that I was led to believe wanted to help coal country.”

U.S. Rep. More...

Little experience could be factor in mine deaths

BEAVER, W.Va.   Seven U.S. coal miners died in accidents so far this year, most of them with less than a year of experience at that particular job and mine, according to federal officials. In all of last year, eight miners died.  More...

Another coal plant going

RIVERTON, Kansas   Empire District Electric Co. plans to demolish its coal-fired power plant near Riverton, Kansas, sometime this month.  Empire said the $6.5 million project will demolish three units of the plant. More...

Bean farming on Blair Branch

When I was growing up in the head of Blair Branch there in Letcher County back in the 1950s and ‘60s, my mom always had at least a couple varieties of fast-growing green beans coming in by or before the middle of June.  More...

Looking back on 50 years in the bourbon business

Insider Louisville   It wasn’t technically Al Young’s decision to submit an application at the Louisville Seagram Distillery in 1967. More...

Mine opening reflects an uptick in ‘met’ coal

FRIEDENS, Pa. More...

Coal’s use in electricity at lowest level since ’84

Coal consumption for electric power in the U.S. has fallen to its lowest since 1984, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. More...