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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