Coal Miner to Receive New Award

A West Virginia coal miner will be honored with a new award at an annual gala celebrating the occupation. "Rocket Boys" author Homer Hickam will present the "Homer Hickam Collier Award" to a working coal miner who epitomizes the spirit, dedication and skills of the mining profession. The new award is one of several to be given out at the 2013 Miner's Celebration. The gala is Oct. 3rd.