Williams Demands Beshear Denounce ‘Attack on Prayer’

After a state official advised a rural Kentucky school district against having a minister lead prayers before athletic events, Republican gubernatorial candidate David Williams is calling on Democratic Governor Steve Beshear to defend the practice. A Kentucky Department of Education attorney told Bell County school officials that allowing Christian prayer at the beginning of football […]

‘Cooperation’ Key to Bell County Mine Rescue

Last week, heavy rainfall downed trees and power lines across the state. It also flooded a coal mine in southeastern Kentucky, trapping three men underground. Early last Monday morning James River Coal’s Jellico #1 Mine was nearly empty. It was between shifts, and the only people in the mine were three men doing maintenance work. […]

Three Coal Miners Rescued from Bell County Mine

Three miners who were trapped in a Bell County coal mine all day yesterday were rescued last night unharmed. The men were working in James River Coal’s Jellico #1 Mine when rising flood waters trapped them, blocking the exit. Federal, state and coal company officials were at the scene all day, as teams worked to […]