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Central Illinois native Kevin Corley has written and published his second book about the history of Coal Mining in Christian County, this one named “Throw Out the Water.” But don't let the topic fool you, Corely's book is full of action, and is based off of true events from the area. Corely said he conducted 44 oral interviews where he took people who had family living in the time frame and created their relatives into characters and used their direct quotes in the novel.

Corley said a major part of his book is the coal mining wars which stemmed off of using machines in coal mines rather than mining by hand.

Corley will be available for multiple book signings in the area, the first taking place during Taylorville's Chillifest on the square. Corley appeared on the NEWSTALK WTIM Morning Show. 

 
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