Harlan County

Curren Sheldon

Curtis Cress sat in the gravel beside a railroad track in Harlan County, Kentucky. Tall and thin with a long, black beard, Cress is every bit a coal miner, or, he was until a month ago.

David Benbennick, Wikimedia Commons, Public Domain

A 29-year-old eastern Kentucky man was killed Wednesday in a coal mining accident in Harlan County.  Hubert Grubbs suffered fatal injuries in a conveyer belt accident at a Panther Mine in Cumberland.

DAVID BENBENNICK, WIKIMEDIA COMMONS, PUBLIC DOMAIN

Citizens in nine southeast Kentucky counties are beginning to assess the impact of widespread weekend flooding. 

WFPL/Ann Olson

Kentucky's poet laureate, George Ella Lyon, is collecting poems from each of the state's counties for her "'Where I'm From': A Poetry of Place" project.