Maybe Not A Great Week For Massey Energy

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More than $16,000 collected at the Martin County clerk’s office earlier this year was not deposited in the bank, according to a state review released Tuesday. [H-L]

Federal prosecutors in West Virginia stepped higher up the corporate ladder at Massey Energy Wednesday with new criminal charges stemming from the investigation of the 2010 coal mine explosion that killed 29 workers. [NPR]

Several hundred miners who were laid off in Kentucky, West Virginia and Virginia will be called back to work by Southern Coal Corp., which also plans to hire 650 new workers. [Business First]

This is a must read – the shocking details of a Mississippi school-to-prison pipeline. [Color Lines]

Quick, let’s all freak out about carpet color choices! The governor’s office went blue, politically, in 2007 when Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear was elected. Now the carpeting is catching up. [AP]

A Florida man who objected to loud music coming from a parked car let his rage go to eleven, so he shot and killed one of the teens sitting in the car. Did we mention that this happened in Florida? And that the shooter is a white gun nut and the victim was a black seventeen-year-old? [Wonkette]

State employees with higher pensions should pay more to help the underfunded systems recover, Kentucky House Speaker Greg Stumbo said in a recent interview. One thing Stumbo doesn’t want to see is lawmakers floating bonds to help pay for the state’s underfunded pensions. [WKYU]

New U.S. single-family home sales fell slightly in October and the prior month’s pace of sales was revised sharply lower, casting a faint shadow over one of the brighter spots in the U.S. economy. [Reuters]

Police say it was a brazen crime after a man reported that he was tied up, gagged, and blindfolded inside his place at the Leawood Square Apartments. Way to go, Frankfort. [WKYT]

President Barack Obama on Wednesday again pressed Congress to reach an agreement to extend the middle class tax cut before Christmas, encouraging Americans to tell lawmakers they want to see a deal. [Politico]

House Speaker John Boehner signaled no new willingness to bend on raising taxes for the rich Wednesday after one of his more respected GOP colleagues suggested the party should take President Barack Obama’s offer to extend Bush-era tax cuts for 98 percent of Americans. [HuffPo]

A former University of Kentucky researcher has agreed to a voluntary “debarment” for seven years after a scientific misconduct case that included allegations of falsified data. [C-J/AKN]

1 thought on “Maybe Not A Great Week For Massey Energy

  1. In the WKYU link, this is found:

    Stumbo said he blames pension managers’ bad investments for the current problems and says they don’t need bond money to continue their work.

    Ostrich. Head. Insert in sand.

    Yes, there is truth in that; but, what about the refusal of the GA to adequately fund the system? For years. Years.

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