At KCA, it’s our mission to lead the coal industry in the Bluegrass. Coal touches everyone across the Commonwealth, powering our state literally and figuratively. That’s why we want all Kentuckians to have the opportunity to get connected with the coal industry. You can join the coal conversation at our educational, interactive Kentucky Coal Annual Meeting on September 6th-7th in Lexington.
Where’s the action?
The event begins with a reception at Limestone Hall, one of the newest event spaces in Lexington. This picturesque space is nestled on the top floor under the recently renovated rotunda in the historic courthouse downtown. The next morning, the action heats up at the Hilton Downtown Lexington with a full day of presentations and events. You won’t want to miss our engaging speaker lineup!
KCA was the recent recipient of a grant for over $120,000 to incorporate coal into the curriculum at Junior Achievement Biztown. We’ve been busy working with the Cabinet for Energy and Environment to implement our coal unit into the curriculum and will expose over 65,000 kids to our industry over the next five years. That’s why our Annual Meeting will include a trip to Junior Achievement Biztown, where our supporters can see firsthand the impact that this program will have on local youth. During this portion of the event, we’ll be joined by Governor Matt Bevin for the Keynote Address.
After lunch, we’ll hold our KCA Annual Board of Directors meeting, which is open to our entire membership. This is a great opportunity to understand the inner workings of our organization. Dinner will take place at the Kentucky Castle, where we’ll enjoy a keynote address from Alex Epstein of The Center for Industrial Progress.
Who’s on the guest list?
We’re thrilled to welcome a curated group of coal industry insiders to our Annual Meeting:
President and CEO, American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity (ACCCE)
Beginning her career as a power plant engineer, Bloodworth worked for the Midcontinent Independent System Operator, America’s Natural Gas Alliance and Energen/Alabama Gas Corporation before joining the ACCCE in 2018.
OSHA Jurisdiction Over Inactive and Abandoned Mine Properties
Heath is a member of Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC, in the Charleston, West Virginia office. He co-chairs the firm’s OSHA and MSHA practice group and concentrates his practice in safety issues, litigation and labor and employment law.
Assistant Secretary, U.S. Dept. of Labor
Zatezalo is a native of West Virginia and has spent a lifetime working in mining. He began his career as a union miner and since then has held positions at a number of companies as shift foreman, engineering superintendent, mine manager, vice president of operations and chief executive officer.
GOVERNOR MATT BEVIN
62nd Governor of the Commonwealth of Kentucky
A veteran and former small business owner, Governor Bevin is passionate about strengthening Kentucky’s financial foundation, passing a fiscally conservative budget in order to restore fiscal responsibility in the state government.
Founder, The Center for Industrial Progress
Epstein is a philosopher who argues that “human flourishing” should be the guiding principle of industrial and environmental progress. He founded Center for Industrial Progress (CIP) in 2011 to offer a positive, pro-human alternative to the Green movement.
How can you get involved?
Don’t miss a moment of the action! On our registration page, you can register to attend the Annual Meeting and also find information on how to be a part of our exciting sponsorship opportunities.
We look forward to seeing our supporters next month!