who bought alpha up in cumberland
hayseed

Nerinx, KY

#21 Feb 16, 2013
How about Coalgood Energy, at Coalgood, any thing going on there? Or is that place history? I know there is still a loadout and a new washer there, that Massey built.
coal

Richmond, KY

#22 Feb 16, 2013
hayseed wrote:
How about Coalgood Energy, at Coalgood, any thing going on there? Or is that place history? I know there is still a loadout and a new washer there, that Massey built.
I haven't heard anything on Coalgood.
Lurker

Harlan, KY

#23 Feb 16, 2013
i heard Jay Justice got it..
hayseed

Richmond, KY

#24 Feb 16, 2013
J. Justice got what, coalgood, cumberland, all of it?
Who or what company is J. Justice
true

Cumberland, KY

#25 Feb 16, 2013
layoff inn the last layoff.got my drug test last week going to cloverlick 3 mid march.not calling anyone back you have to do a new app.in norton va.
Lurker

Harlan, KY

#26 Feb 16, 2013
cumberland is what one of the case drivers said!
coalminerman

Harlan, KY

#27 Feb 16, 2013
true wrote:
layoff inn the last layoff.got my drug test last week going to cloverlick 3 mid march.not calling anyone back you have to do a new app.in norton va.
It seems kind of odd that you would get a drug test for a job that they didn't start taking applications for till this week and the sale wasn't even final till yesterday. And I know this cause it was told to us at our retraining this morning.
wow

Cumberland, KY

#28 Feb 17, 2013
coalminerman wrote:
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It seems kind of odd that you would get a drug test for a job that they didn't start taking applications for till this week and the sale wasn't even final till yesterday. And I know this cause it was told to us at our retraining this morning.
who is opening up the new mines.i have talk to 7 or 8 people that has already taking there test getting ready to go back to work,didnt ask that where
works 4 jay

London, KY

#29 Feb 17, 2013
He bought the coal good job 4 sure idk about gillams old mine up cumberland an letcher co.... An if u all havent worked 4 him your in for a rude awakening lol . an jay justice owns southern coal but several more companys in va, w.va, an alabama ... hes a crook at least i have a job an thankful but shewwwww! the shit u have to put up with. just have to work their to know what im talking about
just asking

Prestonsburg, KY

#30 Feb 17, 2013
Go to down town Norton across from AT&T they are wanting all the people who worked up at coal good to come fill out application's this I know for a fact. Yes they will be opening back up not sure when though but they want the ones who last worked for Chris Miller to fill them out that way they know what they are doing and won't have to be trained. Best of luck to all
Lmp

Harlan, KY

#31 Feb 17, 2013
Was told Saturday in retraining that lone mountain was looking into buying the coal reserves of the mines in Cumberland that alpha shut down
Lol

Prestonsburg, KY

#32 Feb 18, 2013
coal wrote:
So far, this is what I've heard from a lot of people. It's just "hear-say," but they're supposedly going public with it on Monday. Richard Gilliam and the guy who owns Bunn, yes the coffee pot company has bought all the mines back. They are opening up all the mines and plus opening up an additional mines. They're calling back 800 laid off men and hiring an additional 100. I'm guessing that means the Kentucky and Virginia side. From what I've heard, it's going to be a great company to work for. Higher paid wages, no salary positions, pay rates being $24-$35 an hour, retention bonuses, and it will be a privately owned company again. Supposedly, they already have two huge contracts, I can't remember the names but I think it's Kentucky power and either Tennessee or Georgia power. If this all comes out to be truth, then it will be a major comeback for coal in this county.
.........,Really lol
coal miners wife

Dexter, MO

#33 Feb 18, 2013
my husband worked for Alpha and all was well until they layed off and my husband is in school . We can not base our future on a maybe. I wish they would hire there men back but sadly our president will not allow for that to happen ... at least I wouldn't think . But a call for him to come to work would be a real blessing , unemployment won't last forever.
guest

Harlan, KY

#34 Feb 18, 2013
coal miners wife wrote:
my husband worked for Alpha and all was well until they layed off and my husband is in school . We can not base our future on a maybe. I wish they would hire there men back but sadly our president will not allow for that to happen ... at least I wouldn't think . But a call for him to come to work would be a real blessing , unemployment won't last forever.
the blessing would be if he could afford to stay in school and not have to face the uncertianty of coal because as bad as I hate to admit it the mines are not reliable anymore
hayseed

Nerinx, KY

#35 Feb 18, 2013
there's not enough coal left in coalgood to stoke a fire, period
kim

Cumberland, KY

#36 Feb 18, 2013
coal miners wife wrote:
my husband worked for Alpha and all was well until they layed off and my husband is in school . We can not base our future on a maybe. I wish they would hire there men back but sadly our president will not allow for that to happen ... at least I wouldn't think . But a call for him to come to work would be a ral blessing , unemployment won't last forever.
if he wants he job back he has to fell out a new app.go to norton and do that.they are opening up 3 mines back up and one in ison.in late march.the 4 mines openin back up is under new owners.not calling any one back.but will have the layoff men frist if they pup a new app in.
kim

Cumberland, KY

#37 Feb 18, 2013
*bring the layoff men back frist if they have a new app in*
Coal miners wife

Dexter, MO

#38 Feb 18, 2013
I would perfer him to stay in school ... we have 3 kids and have never took a hand out . we would love for things just to be o.k. thank you guys for the kind words
Coal miners wife

Dexter, MO

#39 Feb 18, 2013
and kim do you mean norton va .?
whatever

Wise, VA

#40 Feb 18, 2013
Where in Norton do we to fill out an application?

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