Texas and 12 other states have asked a federal court to block final rules designed to reduce coal mining's impact on streams.
A coal company's plans for a new mine shaft in southwestern Indiana is facing opposition from nearby residents.
Lieutenant Governor Eric Holcomb is opposing a federal rule that would further protect waterways from the impacts of surface coal mining.
On Tuesday, Indiana subsidiary Sunrise Coal purchased 14 million tons of coal reserves from the Freelandville Mining Complex in Knox and Sullivan counties.
After being on display for more than 92 years in South Milford, a historic WW1 era machine gun has been stolen from its display case in the center of town.
A mine in Southwestern Indiana stopped coal removal operations last week and has begun an environmental restoration process.
The Department of Corrections recently graduated its first class of students under its vocational training program for prisoners.
Peabody officials say 230 workers will lose their jobs when the mine closes.