- Aug 13, 2019 12:30 am GMT
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A Kentucky mine that employs about 200 people is slated to stop producing coal within a week.
Alliance Resource Partners LP announced Friday that the Dotiki mine in Webster County will halt production starting Aug. 16.
The Oklahoma-based company said it's focusing on maximizing production at lower-cost Illinois Basin mines.
Company Chairman and CEO Joseph Craft III said weak market conditions made the action necessary. The mine opened in 1969 and is the oldest one operated by the company.
Add it to the pile of bad break after bad break for the coal industry