When Coal Is Over

In this Oct. 20, 2014 photo, After spending the weekend at home Scottie Sizemore says goodbye to his daughter Rylan, 3, as he leaves to return to his job working at a coal mine some five hours away in the western part of the state, in Harlan, Ky. After Sizemore’s company announced they were slashing salaries 7 and a half percent and not long after that another 7 percent cut was coming, he decided to leave the mountains his family has called home for at least four generations and take a job coal mining in Western Kentucky. Since commuting home on weekends, Sizemore is hoping to pack up their home in Harlan and have the family back under one roof out west. “She has really hard time with it,” said Sizemore. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

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