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Eastern Kentucky mining company lays off 30 miners

Inez, Kentucky - An Eastern Kentucky mining company laid off 30 miners earlier this month.

Officials at Booth Energy say they reduced production at some of its surface mines on February 7th.

Company officials say this was due to the weakened Central Appalachia coal market.

They also say it was a difficult decision and are saddened by the loss of jobs.

The company did not say which mines were impacted.


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