Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Economic Impacts Of Job Losses In The Coal Mining Industry
King University is expected to conduct a report to weigh potential Economic options for southwest Virginia if coal production continues to decline. After the latest King economic institute report itís believed that coal production across central and southwest Virginia, eastern Kentucky and southern West Virginia could decrease up to 50-percent over the next 20 years. The latest King mining report shows the coal industry providing 7-percent of the employment in southwest Virginia alone while affecting 17-percent of all other jobs in southwest Virginia, including equipment providers, transportation, contracting, restaurants, grocery stores and other service-oriented businesses. This latest report entitled "Economic Impacts of Job Losses in the Coal Mining Industry" claims that 127 people are employed indirectly for every 100 miners employed. That report focused on the southwest Virginia counties of Lee, Buchanan, Dickenson, Scott, Wise, Russell and Tazewell. Alpha Natural Resources of Bristol has already instituted a gradual plan to cut 10 percent of its workforce and close several mines in the area. (bg)

Thursday, September 18, 2014

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  • Man Accused of Stealing Gas from Newspaper Delivery Vehicle
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  • Tenn. Chief Justice sworn in
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  • Today is Carbon Monoxide Awareness Day in TN
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  • Special Election in Southwest Virginia to Fill Chafin's State Seat
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