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Police: 2 teens accused of threats toward Kentucky school

Sep. 8, 2019 1:17 PM EDT

HARLAN, Ky. (AP) — Police in Kentucky have charged two students with making threats toward their high school. Kentucky State Police said in a news release that the two students at Harlan County High School were charged with terroristic threatening. The statement says the charges were brought after an...

Hearing ordered as miners protest by blocking coal trains

Aug. 23, 2019 4:07 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A judge has ordered an evidentiary hearing within two weeks on a protest involving coal miners who have blocked trains transporting coal. News outlets report lawyers for Blackjewel LLC and the U.S. Labor Department were in court Friday in Charleston. Miners have camped out on train...

Foundation donates to former Blackjewel miners

Aug. 6, 2019 12:13 PM EDT

HARLAN, Ky. (AP) — A foundation is donating money to Kentucky miners who say they haven't been paid by bankrupt coal operator Blackjewel LLC. WYMT-TV reports Ross Kegan is a former executive with Black Mountain Resources and spoke Monday in Harlan County on behalf of the Richard and Leslie Gilliam...

Laid-off Kentucky miners head to hearing to request back pay

Aug. 5, 2019 9:54 AM EDT

HARLAN, Ky. (AP) — As laid-off miners block coal trains in Kentucky, protesters are also taking a caravan to court in West Virginia to prod their bankrupt employer, who they say owes employees millions in back pay. The Louisville Courier Journal reports former Blackjewel coal miners are boarding a bus and...

Miners block train tracks to protest bankrupt coal company

Jul. 30, 2019 3:38 PM EDT

HARLAN, Ky. (AP) — Former Kentucky miners who say they haven't been paid by bankrupt coal operator Blackjewel LLC were blocking train tracks Tuesday as part of a protest against the company. More than 20 miners and their families camped on tracks near Cumberland on Monday night to try to block trains...

The Latest: Coal company says its working on resolution

Jul. 30, 2019 2:45 PM EDT

HARLAN, Ky. (AP) — The Latest on a Kentucky protest by former employees of a bankrupt coal operator (all times local): 2:45 p.m. A bankrupt coal operator is telling employees that it's working to resolve bankruptcy issues "as quickly as possible." The Lexington Herald-Leader reports Blackjewel LLC said in...