Latest Harlan News

Priest donates to miners affected by Blackjewel bankruptcy

Jul. 15, 2019 8:45 PM EDT

HARLAN, Ky. (AP) — A priest in Kentucky handed out more than $20,000 on Monday to miners struggling to pay bills after the coal company they work for filed for bankruptcy protection. People crowded Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Harlan as Father Jim Sichko signed checks for more than 100 miners who are...

Decomposed body found in abandoned Kentucky home

Jul. 13, 2019 3:59 PM EDT

HARLAN, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky State Police say they are investigating a decomposed body found in the basement of a home that authorities believe has been abandoned for about six years. A State Police news release says the body was discovered Friday in Harlan when the home's owner was cleaning the place up...

West Va. governor agrees to pay delinquent Kentucky taxes

Jun. 10, 2019 6:19 PM EDT

HINDMAN, Ky. (AP) — Coal companies tied to West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice are promising to pay huge property tax debts owed to some eastern Kentucky counties. Knott, Pike, Harlan and Magoffin counties received checks last week totaling nearly $1.2 million from Justice companies. The Justice organization...