coal mines http://wkms.org en Illinois Coal Mines Increase in Mining Fatalities http://wkms.org/post/illinois-coal-mines-increase-mining-fatalities <p></p><p>Illinois coal mining deaths increased sharply in the past year from one in 2012 to four in 2013.</p><p>Illinois Coal Association President Phil Gonet says the state Department of Natural Resources' Office of Mines and Minerals along with mine operators are using training and new mining technology to improve safety. Fri, 27 Dec 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Whitney Jones 37521 at http://wkms.org Illinois Coal Mines Increase in Mining Fatalities Power Plant Project Good for W. Ky. Coal Industry. http://wkms.org/post/power-plant-project-good-w-ky-coal-industry <p></p><p>State leaders say a nearly $1 billion project to update pollution controls at a massive Louisville power plant will be a boost for <font color="red">Kentucky's</font> coal industry.</p><p>The upgrades at LG&amp;E's Mill Creek Generating Station in southwestern Jefferson County are expected to add about 700 construction jobs. They will also allow the 1,400-megawatt plant to continue to burn coal by meeting stricter federal air regulations that go in force in 2016. Thu, 29 Nov 2012 21:39:50 +0000 The Associated Press 25094 at http://wkms.org Power Plant Project Good for W. Ky. Coal Industry.