An aerial view of a surface mine a few miles from Sassafras/Vicco in Knott County, Kentucky, can be seen, June 12 2013. (Charles Bertram/Lexington Herald-Leader/MCT)
An aerial view of a surface mine a few miles from Sassafras/Vicco in Knott County, Kentucky, can be seen, June 12 2013. (Charles Bertram/Lexington Herald-Leader/MCT) MCT
An aerial view of a surface mine a few miles from Sassafras/Vicco in Knott County, Kentucky, can be seen, June 12 2013. (Charles Bertram/Lexington Herald-Leader/MCT) MCT

Kentucky is hit hard as its coal suffers a slow burn

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