HINER — A familiar landmark in Perry County is now gone. For decades, the coal tipple at Hiner towered beside the road. The tipple once filled trains that kept tracks running through Bulan and Hardburly busy all hours of the day and night.
Demolition of the tipple recently began and is now completed, leaving empty sky in the place where the tipple once stood. The tipple had been dormant for a considerable amount of time before it was taken down. Hiner, along with many other communities in the same region, are named for the coal companies, or owners of the coal companies, that founded the communities as coal camps.
Sam Neace can be reached at 606-629-3243 or on Twitter @HazardHerald.