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Patriot Coal Announces it will Idle Western Kentucky Mines


MUHLENBERG COUNTY, KY (12/28/2014) - Today, Dec. 28, 2014, Patriot Coal released information that could very well have a strong negative impact on local miners, local economy, and local jobs.

According to information released by Patriot, it will idle the Highland Mine located near Henderson, Kentucky, and the Dodge Hill Mining Complex located near Sturgis, Kentucky effective December 29, 2014.

Officials state that the Heritage preparation plant and the barge loading terminal on the Ohio River are expected to continue processing and shipping coal from onsite stockpiles.

It was also stated that a decision regarding future coal production at these complexes will be made in conjunction with the Company's ongoing review of strategic options.

There are many miners from throughout the Hopkins, Muhlenberg, Christian and Daviess County areas that are currently employed at Highland Mine.

KenCo News will keep you updated as new details are released on this issue.

Information provided by Patriot Coal
J.L. Graham
KenCo News