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Officials accepting applications for 250 new coal jobs

WKYT -- PIKEVILLE - Officials say around 250 coal jobs are coming to eastern KY.

High Ridge Mining plans to develop seven deep mines in Pike County which will employ 36 miners each.

"We are probably still a month off from doing our major majority of our hiring," said Kyle Smith.

He says the prep plant has been idled for about 10 years, and they are working to get it ready. Right now, the seven mines are also idled.

“Every time our coal industry hits rock bottom, it’s not the big national companies that bring it back, it’s the local companies,” Carlton said.(Smith) is taking advantage of the need for coal in foreign markets. This won’t be the last we hear about our coal being exported to Asia and Europe because the market for our coal is no longer domestic. Washington has killed our domestic


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honda0105
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Message Posted: May 23, 2013 5:42:24 AM

hope they can keep the jobs going. Though it's not the best jobs for the people.
tomok
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Message Posted: May 20, 2013 2:56:09 AM

Officials accepting applications for 250 new coal jobs in a month or so. Local companies bring back the coal companies for coal export, the national companies do nothing. The coal terminals have Not had much luck in Oregon or Washington for coal loading terminals on the Coilumbia River. Not as many coal export terminals as they would like to have.
Drive vehicles with high MPG, are very safe, reliable, have a ‘reasonable’ cost and a good ‘value’ for the money.
The price of fuel at the pump is too high!
Dennisjk
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Message Posted: May 19, 2013 5:51:03 PM

It's hard to believe Obama would let more coal jobs happen.
eagle_scout
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Message Posted: May 19, 2013 10:47:09 AM

That's great
LocalSpyGuy
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Message Posted: May 19, 2013 7:20:01 AM

Would you want to work in a coal mine?
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Message Posted: May 19, 2013 6:15:07 AM

If it weren't for the oil and coal industry, we would have no growth in jobs in the energy sector. Green job employment never materialized like Obama promised. Those green energy companies keep going bankrupt.
RogerB
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Message Posted: May 19, 2013 2:33:04 AM

Very interesting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .










teafortwo
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Message Posted: May 19, 2013 2:03:03 AM


Lots of medical & healthcare jobs in addition to the extraction, shipping & export jobs.
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Message Posted: May 19, 2013 1:02:36 AM

ok
gasmack
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Message Posted: May 19, 2013 12:15:26 AM

Good news. Get it outta here and make money too while you can.
mlmeng
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Message Posted: May 19, 2013 12:11:19 AM

Good news for that area.
rap12MA
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Message Posted: May 19, 2013 12:10:17 AM

Any additional new jobs is a plus.
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Message Posted: May 19, 2013 12:10:08 AM

good luck
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Message Posted: May 19, 2013 12:07:41 AM

China will take it
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Message Posted: May 19, 2013 12:07:04 AM

More jobs are good. Very good. But so is health.
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Message Posted: May 19, 2013 12:07:03 AM

Just sell it to China!
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Message Posted: May 19, 2013 12:06:51 AM

I need a job.
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Message Posted: May 19, 2013 12:06:42 AM

tough job
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Message Posted: May 19, 2013 12:06:24 AM

People in the mountains need some good news.
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ok
Number43
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Message Posted: May 19, 2013 12:05:44 AM

Good news.
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Message Posted: May 19, 2013 12:05:38 AM

before applying, check on the longterm healthcare offered....
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Message Posted: May 19, 2013 12:05:37 AM

Thanks to Obama, we can't se our own resources at home so they ship it overseas...
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Message Posted: May 19, 2013 12:05:19 AM

Healthrisks out-weigh benefits.
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No free lunches
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Message Posted: May 19, 2013 12:04:34 AM

Coal jobs may not be the best in the world, but they are physically demanding and pay well.
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Message Posted: May 19, 2013 12:04:16 AM

I thought coal was out. Seems like a dead-end job.
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Message Posted: May 19, 2013 12:03:09 AM

read
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No comment at this time.
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send me a sample - I'll have my mother-in-law sit on it - guaranteed to turn into diamonds in a week
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Message Posted: May 19, 2013 12:01:49 AM

KY can use it!
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Message Posted: May 19, 2013 12:01:45 AM

wow
dbadave
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Message Posted: May 19, 2013 12:01:07 AM

and coal is related to gas pricing... how?
bonzoonfmb
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Message Posted: May 18, 2013 11:59:38 PM

The US needs to take advantage of all forms of energy.
bojiway1
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Message Posted: May 18, 2013 11:58:05 PM

like that will happen, how many coal jobs have we lost.... ugh
rawdog1313
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Message Posted: May 18, 2013 11:55:32 PM

Really.......
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Message Posted: May 18, 2013 11:53:36 PM

Good.
suicyco16
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Message Posted: May 18, 2013 11:53:19 PM

Good for Eastern KY
skybiker
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Message Posted: May 18, 2013 11:53:07 PM

More coal is OK with me..
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Message Posted: May 18, 2013 11:52:52 PM

Great news.
HA4CNN
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Message Posted: May 18, 2013 11:52:36 PM

That's good for KY.
defiancegasman
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Message Posted: May 18, 2013 11:52:36 PM

But with NO FUTURE!
Double_Golden
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Message Posted: May 18, 2013 11:50:19 PM

are we letting the coal mining companies closed it doors? is NOT going to happen...
boatmen
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Message Posted: May 18, 2013 11:46:10 PM

Read today There Are more Jobs in the Solar Market than in coal so I guess this is good news for coal miners
bobcatfan
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Message Posted: May 18, 2013 11:46:06 PM

It's just a start, but we need it badly.
Clean coal is not just available, it is the life-blood of our national electrical system. Gotta have it.
roxanebay
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Message Posted: May 18, 2013 11:44:12 PM

I guess we won't be happy until we have used up all of the earth's resources.
tdc007
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Message Posted: May 18, 2013 11:44:09 PM

Ok
pawnkingfour
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Message Posted: May 18, 2013 11:42:19 PM

Any takers????
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Message Posted: May 18, 2013 11:40:16 PM

Ok
toadNY
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True beachmanglen, but the Voter's in Ohio Still Voted for nobama.
jjfisher
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Message Posted: May 18, 2013 11:38:14 PM

Anything of else should help do lower gas prices. But prices are still too high.
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