Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Coal Company Resuming Mining

{Pikeville, Kentucky}...Two permitted Pike County mines have received new orders for coal. On November 6th, Pike County Judge-Executive Wayne T. Rutherford received word that a coal company with operations in Pike County was going to resume mining and rehire around 150 Pike County coal miners. Southern Coal, owned by Jim and Jay Justice, has entered into a multi-year agreement with American Electric Power. Roanoke, Virginia-based Southern Coal will employ over 1,700 people directly, and produce 9 million tons of coal in 2013 from mines in Virginia, Kentucky, West Virginia, Tennessee and Alabama. Jim Justice owns The Greenbrier Resort.