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Coal tonnage falls, but mining jobs rise to total of 94

Coal production in Letcher County fell 46.1 percent for the three-month period ending June 30, but the number coal mining jobs increased by 16.1 percent during the same period. In its latest “Kentucky Quarterly Coal Report,” the state Energy and Environment Cabinet reports that coal mines in Letcher County produced 94,566 tons of coal during the second quarter of 2018, […]

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