State, county officials unveil monument honoring those killed in 1917 Clay Coal Mine disaster

State, county officials unveil monument honoring those killed in 1917 Clay Coal Mine disaster

WEBSTER CO., Ky. (WFIE) - On Friday, dozens in Webster County Kentucky took the time to remember the worst coal mining tragedy in Kentucky. It happened over a 100 years ago when 62 men were killed in a Webster County mine explosion.

State and county officials helped unveil a new landmark commemorating the disaster.

They first had a few speeches and before they unveiled the sign that honors the 62 men who lost their lives.

Judge-Executive Steve Henry said the sign is to make sure people don’t forget those lost in the tragedy.

The new monument sits right outside of the Clay City Building.

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