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  • Alison Grimes promises Job Fairs, for unemployed Kentucky Coal Miners after she is elected

    10/24/2014 8:41:19 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 12 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/24/14 | William Kevin Stoos
    "McDonalds is Hiring" —SATIRE Alison Grimes—the anti-coal Obama supporter who has twice refused to simply admit that she voted for the now-toxic President Obama during the last two elections—called Ace Reporter Hugh Betcha to clarify her positions on the future of coal in Kentucky and her race to the finish against Mitch McConnell for his Kentucky Senate seat. Hugh, winner of the Al Sharpton “Most Articulate News Reporter, 2014” award, a 2013 Nobel prize winner for his short story, “The Accomplishments of Barack Obama,” and recently feted on The View for his even-handed political reporting, a man who walks with...
  • Coal Mining Camp

    05/18/2013 8:13:07 AM PDT · by virgil283 · 61 replies
    "In a coal camp, the company owned all the properties, the houses and everything associated with the camp. Miners who worked there, just worked for wages and the pay they received was not enough to provide decent living for their families. The houses were mostly four rooms without indoor plumbing, there were no streets, just dirt lanes filled with coal ashes from the "warm morning' stoves that were used to heat the home. Some houses only had a single fireplace for heat in the cold winters....." ...Dozens of color photos.... "A general store owned by the company, allowed the miners...
  • Department of Labor Announces $5 Million in Emergency Grant to Help Laid-Off Kentucky Coal Miners

    03/05/2013 12:30:57 PM PST · by mdittmar · 12 replies
    WFPL ^ | March 4, 2013 | Erica Peterson
    The Department of Labor is sending more than $5 million to Eastern Kentucky to help laid-off coal miners and their families. $5,192,500, to be exact.The federal government announced the emergency grant today. In a press release, the agency said the money would go to providing re-training for miners and their spouses. “When families lose their entire source of income, they often need more than one job to make ends meet,” said acting Secretary of Labor Seth D. Harris. “This grant from the Labor Department will help prepare both displaced miners and their spouses for new employment in eastern Kentucky’s growing...
  • WV Governor Not Backing Obama For Re-Election

    05/02/2012 11:09:30 AM PDT · by Morgana · 20 replies
    MICHAEL BERRY ^ | 5/2/2012 | MICHAEL BERRY
    (CNSNews.com) – West Virginia’s Democratic Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin said he is not endorsing President Barack Obama for re-election, saying the president “has apparently made it his mission to drive the backbone of West Virginia’s economy, coal and the energy industry, out of business.” Tomblin is running for re-election in the heavily Democratic and major coal-producing state this year. He won a special election for the governorship last year after Gov. Joe Manchin was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2010.
  • We all come back, or we all die together

    01/08/2006 10:58:52 AM PST · by Anne_Conn · 3 replies · 308+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | Sunday, January 8, 2006 | John Burtis
    It is often said that the really tough guys are the ones who get up and go to work every day. Without doubt, it is a group of really tough guys who go down into the mines everyday, out of sight and out of mind to too many of us, we who live in the day light and only think of them when something goes haywire, underground, in a faraway state.
  • Doctors: Survivor of Mine Explosion Improving

    01/07/2006 10:25:14 PM PST · by La Enchiladita · 6 replies · 527+ views
    Fox News ^ | Jan. 7, 2006 | Associated Press
    PITTSBURGH — The critically injured sole survivor of the West Virginia coal mine explosion showed dramatic improvement Saturday and was stable enough that he was flown back to a hospital closer to his home, doctors said. Randal McCloy Jr. has been in a medically induced coma to allow his brain time to heal, but when the medication is eased, his eyes flicker and he bites down on his breathing tube, showing he is "awake underneath our coma," said Dr. Richard Shannon of Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh. "We think that he is clinically stable," Shannon said Saturday afternoon. "He is...
  • CORRECTED - Survivor of W. Virginia mine disaster in a coma

    01/05/2006 2:56:23 PM PST · by La Enchiladita · 16 replies · 794+ views
    Reuters ^ | January 5, 2006 | Jon Hurdle
    BUCKHANNON, W. Va., Jan 5 (Reuters) - The sole survivor of a mine disaster that killed 12 men lay in a coma on Thursday as residents of the tight-knit West Virginia community struggled to understand the latest tragedy in the history of this dangerous profession. But doctors feared that Randal McCloy, the only survivor among 13 miners trapped underground for 42 hours after an explosion on Monday morning at the Sago mine in Tallmansville, could suffer some brain damage as a result of his ordeal. Though mining disasters are nothing new, this one was made more poignant by the fact...
  • Bush Extends Miners' Prescription Drugs

    01/30/2004 6:46:16 AM PST · by areafiftyone · 8 replies · 200+ views
    AJC ^ | 1/30/03
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP)--The Bush administration has extended a program that provides prescription drug benefits to 50,000 retired coal miners and miners' widows through Medicare. President Bush signed an administrative order Thursday keeping the pilot program going beyond its scheduled June 30 expiration until December 2005, United Mine Workers President Cecil Roberts said. Under the plan, the Department of Health and Human Services will increase its Medicare reimbursement to the miners' health care fund by $190 million, said Dr. Larry Fields of the federal agency. The additional funding also boosts the government's share of the beneficiaries' drug costs from 34 percent...
  • 'All Nine Alive!' [Extended 10-chapter online description of Quecreek rescue]

    08/05/2002 5:48:58 AM PDT · by sanchmo · 6 replies · 590+ views