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December 20, 2012 6:53 AM

Kentucky officials seek to punish whistleblowing miner

To federal prosecutors, Mackie Bailey is a witness who provided information about dangerous practices at an underground coal mine in Harlan County where a man was crushed to death in June 2011. The company and three supervisors pleaded guilty in federal court. To state authorities, Bailey is a miner who broke the rules.

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