coalMCLEAN COUNTY, Ky. (2/17/20) — Workers at the Hartshorne Mining Group LLC Poplar Grove Mine in McLean County, owned in part by Paringa Resources Limited, were informed about a layoff at one of its sites today.

A letter to workers listed the company has experienced lower than expected production after encountering a geological rock fault at the Rumsey location. The company indicated it could not obtain financing to continue operations as planned.

McLean County Judge-Executive’s Office reported receiving word of the layoffs today, and contacted Green River Area Development District to initiate a Rapid Response Team.

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