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Labor Dept. grants $5M for Ky. coal miners

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HAZARD, Ky. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Labor has announced a $5.2 million grant for out-of-work coal miners in eastern Kentucky. The grant will fund re-employment services for miners who have been laid off. A statement from the Labor Department Monday says the funding will also help spouses of coal miners in the region who are looking to re-enter the workforce. This grant was awarded to the...

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