Kentucky, Tennessee receive training funds


LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky and Tennessee are receiving funds from the U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration's health and safety training grants.

The agency announced Thursday it is allocating $8.3 million for 46 states and the Navajo Nation in fiscal year 2014. The grants cover training and retraining of miners working at surface and underground coal and metal and nonmetal mines.

The Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet is to receive $627,659, the largest award in the program, while $139,864 will go to the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

MSHA said in a news release that each recipient designs the plan to fit the needs of mines and miners within that location.

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