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Calipari tours eastern Kentucky mines

    UK basketball Coach John Calipari spent Friday touring eastern Kentucky coal mines.

Coach John Calipari visits with coal miners. He uploaded this picture to his Twitter page Friday morning.

UK basketball Coach John Calipari spent Friday touring eastern Kentucky coal mines and greeting miners
Joe Craft is the CEO of Alliance Coal. Craft told workers if they made it to 400 days without time lost due to an accident, he would bring the coach to the mines.
Calipari said, " I enjoy going to the mines because obviously my grandfather was a miner. When I'm there with the workers and miners, they're like the neighbors I grew up with, hard working guys. What they've accomplished in 400 days and not one hiccup in 300 days, those numbers are staggering. I'm glad I did it. And it's rewarding to see the response that eastern Kentuckians have to this program."


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