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Harder times expected with loss of Ky. power plant

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LOUISA, Ky. — For decades, the nearby Big Sandy power plant did more than keep the lights on — it supplied this Appalachian town with a bounty of tax revenue and some of the best-paying jobs around as it converted regional coal into electricity. Massive piles of coal are still stacked outside the Big Sandy complex, but now its prospects are dim. Kentucky Power Co., which operates the two-unit...

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