Severe weather looks likely on Saturday afternoon. The best chances appear to be between 2 p.m. Saturday and Midnight. Damaging winds, large hail, heavy rain, and an isolated tornado or two are possible. The area at the greatest risk for severe weather in eastern Kentucky is in the Cumberland Valley, near the I-75 corridor. Keep it locked here for updates.
KIMPER, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky officials are investigating a collapse at a Pike County coal mine that killed a miner who was working underground.
The Kentucky Office of Mine Safety and Licensing says the collapse happened around 11:40 a.m. EDT at McCoy Elkhorn Coal Corp.'s No. 23 mine.
The agency says 33-year-old Farley Sargent was laying track underground when a portion of the wall fell into the corridor. The incident is known as a rib roll. The mine is owned by the James River Coal Company of Richmond, Va.
State officials said it was the second mining-related death in Kentucky this year. The first occurred when a mine foreman was killed in Harlan County in March.
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