Rutherford

3:36pm

Tue December 31, 2013
Mountain Kentucky

East Ky Judge Exec Pleads Case for Unemployed Miners

Credit kentucky.com

Pike County's judge-executive is calling on Kentucky elected officials to extend federal unemployment benefits to help out-of-work miners. Wayne Rutherford wrote a letter this week to Senators Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul and Rep. Hal Rogers. Rutherford said he finds it "unconscionable and heartless" that lawmakers would decline to extend unemployment benefits.

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