Memorial Dedicated To Black Lung Sufferers

A Kentucky group made up of black lung disease sufferers and supporters is dedicating a memorial to miners who have died of the disease.The Black Lung Association of South Eastern Kentucky is hosting the event in Whitesburg on Sunday.They will dedicate a headstone memorial for miners who have died of the disease in Letcher and surrounding counties. The disease is caused by breathing coal dust, and rates of the disease have risen in recent years.