WKYT Investigates | The future of coal country


LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) – The entire city of Lynch, Kentucky once centered around coal. In fact, it still does – much of the town remains intact, with the portal to its underground mine now serving as an exhibition – but not in the way it once did. Lynch was a company town built in 1917 by U.S. Steel. The tipple still stands here, no longer in use, but a reminder of what used to be in Harlan County.