http://www.bordaslaw.com 866-674-8762 A 60 Minutes story about coal miners who are suing the coal company for not protecting them from sexual harassment on the job. Contact Bordas & Bordas, PLLC in Wheeling, West Virginia.
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West Virginia Coal Association Vice President Chris Hamilton says regulation is the main reason why the coal industry is losing so many jobs.
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Shihab Rattansi travels to West Virginia for two views of natural resource extraction. In Matewan, the deadly fight to unionise coal miners is remembered as the coal industry winds down. In Fayette County, the tourism industry is challenged by fracking wastewater with no answers as to what chemicals the wastewater contains.
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Originally Published 03/26/2017 - Coal miners in Eastern Ohio share how their jobs support their families and community, and they hope President Trump can support them.
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Oppression and brutality in the formation of western Virginia into a new state by the Wheeling and Federal governments.
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With respect to our friends from West Virginia, we also recorded and produced this video, again speaking to the wonderful heritage of coal mining in that state as well as our home state of Pennsylvania. Thanks for watching! All comments welcome.
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"I was there the night she had the heart attack" (J.C. Kelley, American Coal Miner, New River, 2005, referring to the death of Mabel Flannigan, 89) This interview was conducted in 2005 on New River Road in Hinton, West Virginia. According to sources there, the National Park Service at first told the residents that they would fix the road and wanted permission to do so, but that mandate was changed by creating "scenic parkway," focusing on "land acquisition options for resource protection." The residents fought but many gave up. Some passed away during the process. Years later, many of the homes taken away from the original owners to "preserve the beauty of the river" lie in disrepair and much of the property has been resold and subsequently redeveloped by others. For more information, http://www.sustainingamerica.com
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By day, Johnny Staats is a UPS package car driver. The rest of the time, he is a world-class bluegrass mandolin, guitar, and violin player. In this performance Staats, accompanied by Dave Vaughn on guitar, sings of the hardships faced by generations of coal miners working in West Virginia. In times of lightning-paced transformation, one thing stands true: daring human imagination can solve our most intractable problems. In the third year of partnership, [email protected] 2017 speakers asked: “What if?” They unveiled the potential of global interconnectivity, and, ultimately, what it means to evolve in a world spinning ever faster. About the TED Institute: We know that innovative ideas and fresh approaches to challenging problems can be discovered inside visionary companies around the world. The TED Institute helps surface and share these insights. Every year, TED works with a group of select companies and foundations to identify internal ideators, inventors, connectors, and creators. Drawing on the same rigorous regimen that has prepared speakers for the TED main stage, TED Institute works closely with each partner, overseeing curation and providing intensive one-on-one talk development to sharpen and fine tune ideas. Learn more at http://www.ted.com/ted-institute Follow TED Institute on Twitter @TEDPartners Subscribe to our channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/TEDInstitute
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This is John F. Kennedy, speaking to West Virginians about the effects of technology ("automation") on its coal-based economy. The mining industry lost something like 65,000 jobs from 1950 to 1960, largely due to mechanization in the mines. Kennedy won the 1960 Democratic primary in West Virginia by a landslide.
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Daryl Hannah, NASA scientist James Hansen and former W.Va. Congressman Ken Hechler were among 31 people arrested at a non-violent protest of mountaintop removal coal mining near Massey Energy's Goals Coal processing plant on June 23, 2009. Plus a look at the history of Coal Field protests on this "Outlook".
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Featuring the volunteer fire department of Shinnston, West Virginia in the 1970's, this film explains and explores the advanced technology in the coal industry through interviews with men and women who work in the mines and are proud of it. They tell the story of American technology and our national pastime of coal mining. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0LHEYTEAyndlUqRJYtBZEg
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Upper Big Branch Coal Mine Disaster, written and performed by Lost Hills. Played at this beautiful church in Tustin, California, to raise money, and raise awareness to help Coal River Mountain Watch stop the environmental and social devastation of Mountain Top Removal. The event was co-sponsored by Canyonland Defense Fund: http://www.canyonland.org and Coal River Mountain Watch: http://www.crmw.org Thanks to Erin for the video; http://www.youtube.com/user/labunner1 For information about what you can do to stop Mountain Top Removal, go to: http://www.ilovemountains.org Thanks to Dennis, Sherry and Judy for all your hard work! Lost Hills: http://www.losthillsmusic.com ~ Lyrics: Upper Big Branch Mine Disaster Lost Hills (G) On the fifth day of April In the (D) year of 2010, Way down in West Virginia In the (C) Upper Big Branch (G) Mine. 29 miners, (C) honest and (G) brave, An explosion of Methane sent them (Em) all (C) (D) to their (G) graves. The month of April is the cruelest, Mr. Elliot said. A nation kept watch And counted the dead. In the mines of Massey Coal Good men die every year, And good women and children drown In their tears. Now Mr. Don Blankenship Runs Massey Coal. He aint got no heart And he aint got no soul. Spendin money on safety, He just cant abide. And safety regulations are just a thorn In his side. Just keep runnin coal, Mr. Blankenship said. Dont listen to no inspectors Or youll be out of a job. We aint spendin no money Venting our mines Because we done broke the union, And them federal inspectors, all they do Is just whine. Massey Coal had violations In all of their mines, And stacks of citations Thirty feet high. Mr. Blankenship said, Remember Coal pays the bills, From Washington DC to the West Virginia hills. The thing I want to know, Why wasnt Big Branch shut down? They got a citation for methane build up Just the day before the explosion. This was not a natural disaster, friends, This was a crime. Why were these men allowed To go down Into an unsafe mine? 29 miners gave their lives up for greed. So men like Mr. Blankenship Can live like kings We voted for change That we could believe in, But men are still dying And that same old blood money Keeps rolling in. Let the name of Don Blankenship Ring through these hills. Let us spit when someone tells us, Coal pays the bills. Coal dont keep the lights on For the sightless and dead. And it dont feed the famililies Of all the good men It has killed. We can get electricity From the wind and the sun. The age of King Coal Should already be done. 29 men lost their lives in a mine. And millions more are suffering As we watch Our planet dying. Hey Mr. Blankenship Im talkin to you. And Im talkin to President Obama, too. Senators Byrd and Rockefeller, Governor Joe Manchin. See what your greed For money Has done. ~
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Coal mining d.eaths surge in 2017 after hitting record low. CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Coal mining deaths surged in the U.S. in 2017, one year after they hit a record low. The nation’s coal mines recorded 15 deaths last year, including eight in West Virginia. Kentucky had two deaths, and there were one each in Alabama, Colorado, Montana, Pennsylvania and Wyoming. In 2016 there were eight U.S. coal mine deaths. West Virginia has led the nation in coal mining deaths in six of the past eight years. That includes 2010, when 29 miners were killed in an explosion at the Upper Big Branch mine in southern West Virginia. In September, President Trump appointed retired coal company executive David Zatezalo as the new chief of the Mine Safety and Health Administration. Most of the deaths this year occurred before his appointment. The Wheeling resident retired in 2014 as chairman of Rhino Resources.
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Accoville, West Virginia 1. Various of church exteriors 2. Sign outside church 3. View of houses 4. SOUNDBITE: (English) Earl Robinson, local resident: "Accoville as well as Logan county and West Virginia, we're a close-knit family and we try to stick together. When one hurts we all hurt, when one cries we all cry, and that's the way it's been in this community." 5. Ben Lowe in his store 6. SOUNDBITE: (English) Ben Lowe, local resident and shopkeeper: "Well I tell you our hearts are with the families. Mr Bragg's sister was an employee of mine for several years, and we just want to send out our sympathies to both families. I didn't know the Hatfield gentleman but I did know the Bragg gentleman and these families are going through a hard time right now. These guys are just out feeding the families and trying to take care of everything and lost their lives taking care of their family." 7. People shopping in the store Melville, West Virginia 8. Various church exteriors 9. SOUNDBITE: (English) Reverend James Fortune, minister at Sunbeam Chapel: "The mood of the people when a tragedy like this happens is that they all identify very closely because all the people here have either a husband or a son or in the mine or a brother or a cousin or uncle or something and so they all identify very closely and they all see that dark deep hellhole they call the mine. It's a nightmare when these things happen." 10. Various of people singing at church service STORYLINE: Two men who died in a West Virginia coal mine fire were remembered during church services on Sunday. A conveyor belt caught fire on Thursday in the Melville mine, and the two victims, Don I. Bragg, 33, and Ellery Hatfield, 47, both husbands and fathers with more than a decade of mining experience, became separated from their 12-member crew. The rest of the crew and nine other miners working in another section of the mine escaped unharmed. Bragg and Hatfield's bodies were found on Saturday in an area of the mine where rescue teams had been battling the intense blaze for more than 40 hours. Rescuers could not enter that portion of the mine until the flames had been mostly extinguished and the tunnels cooled down. Doug Conaway, director of the state Office of Miners' Health Training and Safety said the pair made a valiant effort to escape but were also blocked by the scorching heat and thick smoke. At Sunbeam Chapel, just down the road from the mine, the Reverend James Fortune said the mining industry is a part of everyday life in Melville and the deaths had broken the hearts of the entire community. "They all identify very closely and they all see that dark deep hellhole they call the mine. It's a nightmare when these things happen, " Fortune said. The deaths brought the toll of West Virginia miners killed on the job to 14 in less than a month and prompted renewed calls to improve mine safety. Governor Joe Manchin is planning to immediately introduce legislation dealing with rapid responses in emergencies, electronic tracking technology, and reserve oxygen stations for underground miners. The men's bodies were to be sent to a medical examiner's office in Charleston. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/b34213bdd261603a62fbecbeb1c311f0 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Coal mining is on the decline in the United States, leaving those who relied on the industry for jobs out of work. Tens of thousands of coal miners have lost their jobs in recent years with the decline of coal power due in part to cheaper and cleaner energy options. Adam Edelen, of Edelen Strategic Ventures, says his partnership with coal company Berkeley Energy Group, could be the solution. They’ll be reusing former coal mines for a new kind of energy production, retraining laid-off Kentucky coal miners to become solar farmers.
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I decided to tape this Bike Ride through Matewan and surrounding area, and I also did a short Documentary of the History of the Battle of Matewan (Relating to the Mine War= Shootout of the Balwin Felts agents for the Stone Mountain Coal Company and the United Mine Workers and Sid Hatfield the Chief of Police of Matewan. Battle occurred in May of 1920. When Baldwin Felts Agents/ Guards from Bluefield came to the Town of Matewan to Evict Union Miners Families from the Company Owned Houses located in the Town of Matewan. This was the Flashpoint of the battles to come, and Matewan's Mayor Cable Testerman died from gunshots among many others of the Guards company in this fight. Later Sid Hatfield was Gunned Down by Baldwin Felts Guards when he arrived at the Court House at Welch Wv. This act led to the Battle of Blair Mountain when it only stopped when the National Guard was sent in to stop the March of the Union Miners from Charleston toward Logan and Mingo Counties for a major fight. It was called the Largest insurrection since the Civil War.
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Why unemployment rates in Monongalia County, West Virginia are some of the lowest around the United States
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Out of service railroad branch line almost abandoned railroad of America! One of the last trains of Norfolk Southern Railroad on West Virginia Secondary near Athens Ohio. I chased one of the last trains with Nicholas Sharrett on January 18, 2016. This line was closed and railbanked south of New Lexington Ohio into West Virginia. Declining coal sales and declining chemical sales killed another rail line. I have seen quite a few closed railroad lines in the past two years. You can thank the E.P.A. and the Obama administration for all the lost jobs in the coal industry. Update: Kanawha River Railroad is leasing this line from Norfolk Southern and the trains have come back! It was shut down for a few months but the railroad reopened and trains have returned to southern Ohio and West Virginia! Short line railroad operation that saved a hilly, curvy railroad that has tunnel and huge trestles! Railroad salvage companies had their eyes on this historic railway. Thanks for watching! Please comment, rate and subscribe to JAWTOOTH!! Malfunctioning Railroad Crossings! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=REA_qY-wrIg Unusual Railroad Action! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-5Ymxz4Gp7Y Stung By Hornets! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ByuUSZQQniQ Messing With Them Damn Hunters! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-vPpbVv13IQ PLEASE WATCH ONE OF MY BEST VIDEOS BELOW!! Railroad Crossing Malfunctions! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=REA_qY-wrIg&t=927s School Bus Waits For Train! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xIOJqWXVXYM Unusual Railroad Stuff! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-5Ymxz4Gp7Y&t=202s CSX Locomotive #1 Going Into Tunnel! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qrUmc_lrSHQ First Train In Months! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eg2lkYCRn_g Cabooses On Trains! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TjlLrnqMy-Q Messing With Hunters! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-vPpbVv13IQ Funniest Eva!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ByuUSZQQniQ&list=PUYJGA0UPd82sFXqojmrkF0A&index=3 TRAIN INTERRUPTS PARADE! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=InMMG5Oe1Z0 Runaway Tank Car! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ttSWqk4ajyY Chasing Trespassers Off My Farm! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-vPpbVv13IQ Riding The Zoo Train! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lb3vCLLP5kk
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From the Chief Cliff Sligar Collection and WTRF Channel 7 News. A news piece filmed in the 1990s about the Wheeling, WV Fire Department battling a working house fire in the same East Wheeling location for the second time in 6 months. Assistant Chief Roger Thorngate in command. Wheeling Fire Dept. are IAFF Local 12 Professional Firefighters located in Northern, West Virginia. http://www.wheelingsbravest.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/wheelingsbravest Twitter: @whgbravest http://www.twitter.com/whgbravest Instagram: @wheelingsbravest http://www.instagram.com/wheelingsbravest
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He sure is busy this week MAGA References: Coal Trump [photograph]. (2016). Retrieved from http://www.islandbreath.org/2016Year/11/161114coal.jpg Epic | Royalty Free Music | Cinematic War. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.bensound.com/royalty-free-music/track/epic Make America safe again [photograph]. (2016). Retrieved from http://images.indianexpress.com/2016/07/cleveland-7592.jpg Spiering, C. (2017, June 9). 'We're Digging Coal Again': Trump Celebrates Opening of New Coal Mine. Retrieved from http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/06/09/were-digging-coal-again-donald-trump-celebrates-opening-of-new-pennsylvania-coal-mine/ Copyright Disclaimer: Citation of articles and authors in this report does not imply ownership. Works and images presented here fall under Fair Use Section 107 and are used for commentary on globally significant newsworthy events. Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for fair use for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research.
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Now on iTunes: http://www.newvideo.com/new-video-digital/the-wild-and-wonderful-whites-of-west-virginia-2/ and DVD: http://www.newvideo.com/tribeca-film/the-wild-and-wonderful-whites-of-west-virginia/ From executive producers Johnny Knoxville and Jeff Tremaine (Jackass) comes a shocking and outlandish year-in-the-life documentary about the White Family of Boone County, West Virginia's most notorious and surly family. Shoot-outs, robberies, gas-huffing, drug dealing, pill popping, murders and tap dancing. Nestled deep in the Appalachian Mountains, the White family lives an existence more like something from the Wild West than modern-day suburbified America.
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The Coalfield Development Corporation’s mission is to be a community based organization that provides quality and affordable homes, creates quality jobs, and generates opportunities for quality lives for low-income families in coalfields of West Virginia. Improvement in these areas will be the gears generating real change in Appalachia. In 2008, the Coalfield Development Corporation was founded as a Community Housing Development Corporation (CHDO) by local citizens concerned by the lack of quality affordable housing. The organization was slow getting started, struggling against long-entrenched barriers. However, Brandon Dennison, the founding executive director, saw the potential in this organization for creating an active, grassroots movement capable of achieving larger-scale change. While serving in Wayne County as a CommunityWorks in West Virginia Housing Intern, Dennison wrote the business plan for our innovative and entrepreneurial flagship program, the Quality Jobs Initiative (QJI). Through QJI, CDC provides high school graduates in economically distressed communities with full-time jobs, training in high-demand sustainable construction and deconstruction trades, and mentorship for full, rounded lives. Operating as a social enterprise, CDC then uses resources generated through QJI, and support from partners to improve affordable housing and address other community needs.
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Buckwild star Shain Gandee found dead at the age of 21 in his car The star of MTV's controversial reality show Buckwild was found dead in a car in West Virginia after he went off-roading with a family member, EW has confirmed. The Charleston Gazette reports that the body of Shain Gandee, 21, was found in a truck in Kanawha County today. Two other bodies were also located. Authorities issued a missing persons report for Gandee, and his uncle, David Gandee, 48, earlier today. The duo was last season at a Sissonville bar early Sunday, where they said they planned to go four-wheeling. The newspaper said the family searched for the men Sunday before calling 911. Early Monday morning, Buckwild co-star Cara Parrish tweeted, A search for Buckwild star Shain Gandee and two others ended with the trio found dead in his car in West Virginia, authorities say. "We are shocked and saddened by the terrible news about Shain Gandee, and those involved in this tragic incident," an MTV rep said in a statement. "We are waiting for more information, but at this time, our main concern is for the Gandee family and their friends." Continues the statement, "Our thoughts and prayers are with them. Shain had a magnetic personality, with a passion for life that touched everyone he met and we will miss him dearly." The reality personality, 21, was discovered unresponsive in his car Monday morning with his uncle, David Gandee, 48, and another person, says Kanawha County Commissioner Kent Carper of West Virginia, where Gandee lived. Get more stories on your favorite celebrities by subscribing now. Missing since Saturday, Kanawha County Commissioner Kent Carper tells PEOPLE that the family notified authorities on Sunday and a very intense search was done, concluding Monday morning. MTV had been filming all over the area all weekend with Shain, he adds. They had told people they were going four-wheeling in an SUV and were last seen at Larry's Bar in Sissonville, W.Va., WCHS TV reports. According to his bio on the stunt program's website, Shain, nicknamed "Gandee Candy," was "sociable and loyal." He was his high school's prom king, and had done every job from coal mining to being a garbage man. Says the bio, "He loves mudding, hunting and four-wheeling, but most of all he loves his parents, who live three doors down." "Buckwild" Star Shain Gandee was found dead in a vehicle in West Virginia this morning ... 31 hours after the 21-year-old MTV reality star had been reported missing, this according to law enforcement. According to officials, Gandee, his 48-year-old uncle David Gandee, and a third unidentified body were discovered dead in the vehicle in Sissonville, West Virginia. There was no sign of foul play. As we previously reported ... Shain was last heard from around 3 AM on Sunday morning, when he and his uncle David told people they planned to go 4-wheeling. MTV has released a statement, saying, "We are shocked and saddened by the terrible news about Shain Gandee, and those involved in this tragic incident. We are waiting for more information but at this time, our main concern is for the Gandee family and their friends." MTV adds, "Our thoughts and prayers are with them. Shain had a magnetic personality, with a passion for life that touched everyone he met and we will miss him dearly." Story developing ... 'Buckwild' star Shain Gandee found dead in a car "It sure is hard to find someone when they take off if they don't believe in cell phones," and added the hashtag
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The Full Version of the Dedication Video that was shown at Coach Kinder's retirement celebration on Friday November 4th 2016. Known as a legend of the Mountain State, Danny "Yogi" Kinder served as the head coach of the Matewan Tigers and Mingo Central Miners as well as the Phelps Hornets in Kentucky. His career speaks for itself: 380 Games-(264-115-1) .694% [Overall] 358 Games-(254-102-1) .709% [In West Virginia] 54 Playoff Games (34-20)-.629% [Overall] 22 Playoff Appearances 5-Time Undefeated Regular Season [1991,1992,1995,2008,2016] 4-Time State Semi-Finalist [1995,2010,2015,2016] 3-Time State Runner-Up (1987,1991,1992) 2-Time State Champion (1993, 2016) (1993-1994 WV Coaches Association-Coach Of The Year, 1993 Toyota Coach of The Year) -Rights to Kenny Chesney and his label for the music.-
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jimbo helps sam out in a tough spot
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West Virginia Governor Jim Justice on how things have changed since he switched from the Democratic to the Republican Party.
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Railroad tunnel built in 1903 and abandoned in the early 1990's.
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GO TO http://www.regulations.gov/search/Regs/home.html#submitComment?R=0900006480a2019e TO SEND IN COMMENTS. The Knoxville crew go word to expect a few busloads of coal miners from Kentucky and Virginia so we decided to give them a welcoming party, KNOXVILLE STYLE. It was wrong the way the public hearings went down in Kentucky and West Virginia and the coal industry knew better than to try any of those actions down here. The hearing here in Knoxville was lightly attended by the coal industry. There was not a single coal miner from Tennessee that spoke at the hearing. Everyone that showed up was very respectful of the presenters time on the mic. Please submit comments to the Army Corp by Oct 26, 2009 and ask them to add Alabama to the list of states where a ban on Nationwide Permit 21 will take effect. www.unitedmountaindefense.org
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America's Most Endangered Mountains - Wilson Creek, KY Pledge to Help End Mountaintop Removal. Visit: www.iLoveMountains.org - - - COMMUNITY STORY - - - "I always enjoy seeing folks make that transition from being just victims to being folks that are able to help other folks, and leaders in the community. It's the root of our democracy at work when it happens." - Beverly May, resident of Wilson Creek, KY Beverly May's family has lived on Wilson Creek in Floyd County, Kentucky, for five generations, and was one of the first settling families in the region. Located in the heart of coal country in eastern Kentucky, Floyd County is dotted with small, quiet communities and families with stories similar to Beverly May's. The region, which lies within the Big Sandy Valley of eastern Kentucky, houses the Mountain Arts Center and the Kentucky Opry, and the Country Music Highway runs through the county seat of Prestonsburg. Country music stars such as Loretta Lynn, Ricky Skaggs and Dwight Yoakam were born in neighboring counties. The Middle Creek National Battlefield in Floyd is the site of the largest and most significant Civil War battle in Eastern Kentucky, and the beautiful Jenny Wiley State Resort Park lies near the center of the county. Floyd - part of the Appalachian Mountains' Cumberland Plateau and once lush with beautiful hardwood forests - is one of the twelve major coal-producing counties in eastern Kentucky. In the last 30 years, Kentucky coal counties have seen a decrease in the amount of deep mined coal and an increase in the amount of strip-mined and mountaintop removal coal mining. Simultaneously, the number of mining jobs have decreased by 82%, resulting in high unemployment numbers for Floyd County. Today, Miller Brothers Coal Company is trying to move into the small community of Maytown and mine the unspoiled ridge top above Wilson Creek. Plans include three valley fills, which would bury the headwaters of Wilson Creek and Big Fork. The Big Sandy River, which Wilson Creek flows into, is already known as the most polluted river in the state. Hard experience has taught eastern Kentucky that a large mine can devastate a community. Homes can be severely damaged by blasting, water wells are lost, dust from coal trucks and the mine itself can make it difficult to breath and flash flooding is a worry every spring. Flooding is already so frequent and severe in Floyd County that the Army Corp of Engineers is relocating the small town of Martin. Many families become discouraged or intimidated and leave. Two families on Wilson Creek have sold their land to Miller Brothers and a few absentee landowners have leased their rights, but the majority of the 94 families who live in the community are fighting to save their homes. "If you get put in this position you find out real fast that you can't do nothing [on your own], you have to organize and you have to fight it however you can," said Beverly. Beverly May has joined with other local residents to oppose the planned mine and save her community. With help from the regional group Kentuckians for the Commonwealth (KFTC), they have succeeded in banning coal trucks on the curvy one-lane road that runs along Wilson Creek, but their fight is far from over. "If enough land owners say no I absolutely will not sign, it means that it's not profitable, so what we have done is very vocally and publicly said no...not in my lifetime this is not going to happen," said Beverly. To support Beverly and her community contact Kentuckians for the Commonwealth at 606-878-2161 or at www.kftc.org
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Home Movie. Featuring Grandmother Georgia and Aunt Ruth, both now deceased. The boy in the red cap is ME! Georgia led a hard life on the farm, raising a large family after her husband perished in a train accident in the 1930's. Here, she is finally retired and living with her eldest daughter Ruth. She passed away in her sleep just a few months after Mom made this movie. I have more vintage home movies on my website WEBNIK.com, and on my YouTube channel. Please drop by for a spell.
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President Trump is appearing at West Virginia Saturday evening after a tumultuous week involving his pick for the Supreme Court, Brett Kavanaugh, who has been accused of sexual misconduct by three named women. Kavanaugh and Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, who alleges that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her when they were both teenagers, testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday. For live updates: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/west-virginia-trump-rally-live-stream-today-senator-joe-manchin-five-state-rally-week-2018-09-29/ -- Subscribe to the CBS News Channel HERE: http://youtube.com/cbsnews Watch CBSN live HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1PlLpZ7 Follow CBS News on Instagram HERE: https://www.instagram.com/cbsnews/ Like CBS News on Facebook HERE: http://facebook.com/cbsnews Follow CBS News on Twitter HERE: http://twitter.com/cbsnews Get the latest news and best in original reporting from CBS News delivered to your inbox. Subscribe to newsletters HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1RqHw7T Get your news on the go! Download CBS News mobile apps HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1Xb1WC8 Get new episodes of shows you love across devices the next day, stream CBSN and local news live, and watch full seasons of CBS fan favorites like Star Trek Discovery anytime, anywhere with CBS All Access. Try it free! http://bit.ly/1OQA29B --- CBSN is the first digital streaming news network that will allow Internet-connected consumers to watch live, anchored news coverage on their connected TV and other devices. At launch, the network is available 24/7 and makes all of the resources of CBS News available directly on digital platforms with live, anchored coverage 15 hours each weekday. CBSN. Always On.
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04/09/10 Rush Limbaugh asks why the United Mine Workers didn't protect the miners at Massey Energy's Upper Big Branch Mine who were killed when the mine exploded under unsafe conditions. Answer: The mine, like nearly all of Massey's mines, was non-union. Massey CEO Don Blankenship rose to leadership by breaking Massey's union mines in the 1980s.
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In reaction to high numbers of miners claiming disability for "Black Lung" Disease, the West Virginia Insurance Board requested that West Virginia University study a retrospective chart review of case files for all miners who were compensated. Glynis Board reports WVU's study confirms there is an alarming resurgence of "Black Lung" among miners in the state. West Virginia Public Broadcasting is programming and related services that impact your life in ways no other media can. support programming like this : http://www.wvpubcast.org/pledge.aspx
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