Rain will gradually changeover to snow early Monday morning as temperatures crash into the upper 20s. While snowfall amounts through Monday afternoon will be less than one inch for most, untreated roads are expected to be slick. This is especially the case along the KY/VA border where 1-3" is expected. We have issued a Severe Weather Alert Day to keep you informed on possible negative impacts to travel through Monday afternoon.
HEBBARDSVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Patriot Coal Corp. says it plans to close a surface mine in western Kentucky by the end of the year.
The Bluegrass Mine Complex near Hebbardsville in Henderson County employs 89 workers.
Henderson County Judge-Executive Hugh McCormick told The Gleaner on Friday that the announcement was "very disappointing" and would impact the area's economy.
The announcement comes on the heels of Patriot's decision last summer to close an underground mine that employed 196 workers.
Patriot didn't give a reason for the closure, and a company spokesman declined to comment.