The Kentucky Coal Association’s membership represents both Eastern and Western Kentucky operations that mine coal through surface and underground methods. This diversity helps KCA build a consensus approach in problem solving and dealing with the complex issues facing our industry.
KCA traces its origin to a statewide association of coal operators who united their efforts in 1942. KCA’s constitution and by-laws were adopted on April 28, 1947, “to promote the best interest of the coal mining industry in the Commonwealth of Kentucky and all those engaged therein…”
That commitment has never waivered, and has grown stronger in the intervening years through the efforts of coal industry leaders who have served the Commonwealth in a variety of ways in the past half century.
Check out the latest news regarding Kentucky Coal, and our work to promote the industry throughout the Commonwealth, and across the nation.
March 12, 2017 | by Kentucky Coal Association
Via wymt.com HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) – House Bill 384 would change the way coal mines are inspected in Kentucky. The bill calls for fewer mine safety inspections than years past. Some say this will make the mines safer, while others disagree. At one point, Kentucky required six inspections per...Read More
February 21, 2017 | by Kentucky Coal Association
As the Obama Administration packed its boxes and prepared to leave office, the former president took a parting shot at Appalachian coal communities, who... Read More
November 21, 2016 | by Kentucky Coal Association
LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) – The Kentucky Coal Association named J. Tyler White as its new president. White currently serves as the District Director for... Read More
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The Friends of Coal is dedicated to inform and educate Kentucky citizens about the coal industry and its vital role in the state’s future.
Our goal is to provide a united voice for an industry that has been and remains a critical economic contributor to Kentucky. By working together, we can provide good jobs and benefits for future generations, which will keep our children and grandchildren close to home.
Friends of Coal is a volunteer organization that consists of both Kentuckians and residents from beyond our borders. Membership is free and the level of involvement by members is at their own discretion. Being a “Friend of Coal” will show your love for the state and present a unified front in protecting affordable and reliable energy made possible by coal. This energy source increases the quality of life for our business and our neighbors and fosters upward mobility for all.