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Agreement between Blackjewel, Department of Labor case will provide back pay to Eastern Ky. miners

An agreement has been reached between the United States Department of Labor, Blackjewel, LLC, and Blackjewel Marketing and Sales Holdings to pay back due wages to miners in Eastern Kentucky. “Today is a great day and one we’ve longed to see come,” said Dan Mosley, Harlan County Judge/Executive. “The order that has been signed to pay miners the wages they’re owed is the action...

Department of Justice providing $1.7 million to bolster school security in Eastern Kentucky

By Tom Latek Kentucky Today The U.S. Department of Justice announced on Monday $85.3 million to bolster school security, with $1.7 million earmarked for the Eastern District of Kentucky. The grants will go to the Ohio Valley Educational Cooperative, which serves 15 school districts with 155,000 students in north-central Kentucky; as well as the Campbell County Board of Education, Rowan County Schools,...