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… Continue reading Williams Demands Beshear Denounce ‘Attack on Prayer’

‘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.… Continue reading ‘Cooperation’ Key to Bell County Mine Rescue

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… Continue reading Three Coal Miners Rescued from Bell County Mine