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Kentucky Lieutenant Governor's Office

Kentucky’s Lieutenant Governor toured a coal mine and invited high school students to participate in her entrepreneurship competition Wednesday in western Kentucky.

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Governor Matt Bevin has appointed a new Judge Executive of Webster County. Stephen Henry of Providence replaces James Townsend, who has resigned. 

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Trigg and Webster Counties are among six in the commonwealth to receive grant funding for fixing county roads.

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The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources has closed the Old Eastwood Ferry Boat Ramp on the Green River in Webster County because of damage to the concrete.


An investigation into an accident that killed a coal miner in Western Kentucky last year found he was crushed after workers propped up an 18-ton machine with a stack of wooden boards that gave way.  

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Upgrades to the Pennyrile Parkway continue Monday for Interstate 69 through Hopkins, Webster and Henderson Counties. 


Leaders from the state’s coal-producing regions want counties to receive a greater share of coal severance tax revenue. Revenue from the severance tax is split evenly between the state and counties and has declined as a result of Kentucky’s flagging coal industry.

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A Hopkins County coal miner has died after a continuous miner accident.  

Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, via Facebook

A new report from the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce finds the commonwealth has added a lower percentage of jobs than the United States as a whole in the years following the most recent recession.

Fiscal Courts in Coal Counties Get Refunds

Aug 7, 2014

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear announced Wednesday that 34 fiscal courts in the Commonwealth will receive refunds from mining permit and acreage fees.  Eight counties in our region will receive refunds totaling $58,377.