PIKEVILLE, Ky. (WSAZ) -- Pike County Judge-Executive Wayne T. Rutherford says he has received word hat two different coal mines will be bringing nearly 150 miners back to work in the near future.
Rutherford says the two Pike county mines have received new orders for coal, according to the news release. The names of the mines are not being released at this time.
Rutherford says an official announcement will be made soon.
“By putting these miners who have been out of work for some time back on the job with high salaries will boost our local economy,” Rutherford said. “Hopefully this is a sign that the trend of job loss in the coal mining industry is reversing. This is some good news.”
Charles Carlton, Pike County Office of Energy Director, added that with the holidays approaching, this will ease some of the financial burden on these miners and their families and be a significant economic boost to Pike County.