Flooding is a major concern today across Eastern Kentucky as rivers continue to rise after the heavy rain and snow melt of the last few days. Now as the rain has transitioned to sleet and snow roads will become treacherous and ice covered. Flood Warnings and Winter Storm Warnings remain in effect for most of the day. Keep it locked to WYMT for updates.
LONDON, Ky. (AP) - The Sierra Club and Kentuckians for the
Commonwealth say they have filed a legal action against an eastern
Kentucky coal operator accusing the mining company of polluting
waters in Johnson County.
The groups named the Bear Hollow surface mine run by Laurel
Mountain Resources and said it is discharging selenium without a
permit. The groups say selenium is harmful to aquatic life and at
high levels can harm humans.
The environmental groups said in a statement Wednesday that they
have filed a 60-day notice to sue in federal court in London as
required under the Clean Water Act. The notice gives Laurel
Mountain a two-month window to address problems before a suit is
No one answered a call to Laurel Mountain offices in
Prestonsburg on Wednesday.