Kentucky Education Television (KET) will air a segment about the 1917 West Kentucky mine explosion on October 21 during the Kentucky Life episode. The air time is 7:00 p.m.
After viewers see segments on the Latitude Artist Community and Setters Ridge Outfitters, the program next travels to Webster County to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the 1917 coal mining accident at Mine #7 in Wheatcroft, which claimed the lives of 62 men. It remains the worst mining disaster in the state’s history. In the segment, Kentucky Life explores the history of this small Kentucky coal town and of the explosion itself, while showing how the county came together recently to remember and memorialize those who lost their lives, 100 years after the mine explosion.