Justin Cornett’s story had been a 21st-century economic nightmare. He worked for 13 years on drilling rigs at a crude oil company near his home in Dorton, Ky. Then it halted production, and he was laid off. At 33, with two children and a mortgage, he couldn’t find a stable new job of the kind he had trained for, because all the oil and coal mining companies in the area were shutting down.
East Kentucky Pioneers: Three men from east Kentucky were typical of thousands of others in the region. Justin Cornett, Jonathan Ray and John Tackett had all been long time workers in the fossil fuel industry, following generations of family members. All three had responsibilities…families counting on them.
Eastern Kentucky Pioneers: The John Tackett Story
Eastern Kentucky Pioneers: The Justin Cornett Story
Eastern Kentucky Pioneers: The Jonathan Ray Story
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