Peabody Energy Lays Off 75 at Saline Co. Mines

Saline Co. – 75 local miners are out of work after a Saline County mining complex cut 75 jobs Friday morning. According to a Spokesperson with Peabody Energy, workers at Wildcat Hills and Cottage Grove mines were sent home Friday morning in what is being termed “response to market conditions and production requirements.” The Spokesperson went on to write that “all impacted employees are being offered severance benefits and will be provided assistance in securing new employment.” The cuts come after roughly 250 Peabody employees were cut in June.