October 5, 2019 - Numerous miners are out of a job in Pike County, Kentucky.
The miners were laid off Monday after Cambrian Coal sold its mines to Pristine Clean Energy. Company officials would not provide the exact number of layoffs at the mine, but the employees told a WYMT reporter that around 200 people worked there.
A large group of roughly 200 miners gathered outside of the Premiere Elkhorn mine in Myra Friday and waited for paychecks.
Photo from WYMT
A letter from Mark Campbell, the president of Booth Energy Group at the Pike County branch of Cambrian Coal, says "under the sale agreement, Cambrian will terminate employment of all employees and Pristine will rehire employees as needed."