Many areas are still dealing with flooding, even as snow and sleet start to replace the rain. Some of the local major rivers are above flood stage and still rising. The good news is, many of the others have crested and will start to fall. The snow and sleet will continue through much of the day, before wrapping up tonight. Most areas will see several inches of accumulation. Keep it locked to WYMT for updates.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Federal mining officials are suing a southeastern Kentucky mine for more than $1.6 million owed in delinquent fines for violations of safety laws.
The U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration says it issued 1,244 citations and orders to a Harlan County mine owned by D&C Mining Corp. from Jan. 24, 2006, to Feb. 8 of this year.
The suit filed in federal court Thursday in London says the penalties amount to $2.7 million, though the company has settled about $1 million of that.
A phone number for D&C Mining, with a home address listed in Appalachia, Va., could not be located on Thursday.
The suit asks a judge to order the mining company to pay a total of $422,809.57 in interest, plus accrued interest after Feb. 8.