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A rescue effort continued this morning at a western Kentucky underground mine where two miners are trapped following a ceiling collapse.

The accident occurred late Wednesday or early Thursday at the Dotiki mine near Providence.

A United Mine Workers Union representative tells the Associated Press that the western Kentucky mine is a large operation that employs more than 300 miners, but the accident likely occured in an isolated area.   He says at least two others escaped the collapse.

Rick Howlett is host of WFPL's weekly talk show, "In Conversation."