A piece of mining history


Courtesy photo The Kentucky Coal Museum in Benham is now home to a piece of mining history. On Sept. 30, the team who won the 2011-2012 National Mine Rescue championship donated their medallion trophy to the museum. Ronnie Biggerstaff, a Whitesburg native and SKCTC alum who trained Alpha’s Black Mountain Resources rescue team, presented the trophy to Phyllis Sizemore, the curator of the museum and Jeremy Williams, a longtime museum volunteer. Sizemore says she is thrilled to add the trophy to the museum’s growing inventory of items highlighting the mining history of the mountains. The competition that led to the win was held in Columbus, Ohio. The Black Mountain Resources team, based in Benham, beat out 101 other rescue teams on their way to victory. The trophy will be displayed on the third floor of the museum. Pictured are, from left: Phyllis Sizemore, Kentucky Coal Museum curator; Jeremy Williams, Kentucky Coal Museum volunteer; and Ronnie Biggerstaff, mine rescue coordinator.


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The Kentucky Coal Museum in Benham is now home to a piece of mining history. On Sept. 30, the team who won the 2011-2012 National Mine Rescue championship donated their medallion trophy to the museum. Ronnie Biggerstaff, a Whitesburg native and SKCTC alum who trained Alpha’s Black Mountain Resources rescue team, presented the trophy to Phyllis Sizemore, the curator of the museum and Jeremy Williams, a longtime museum volunteer. Sizemore says she is thrilled to add the trophy to the museum’s growing inventory of items highlighting the mining history of the mountains. The competition that led to the win was held in Columbus, Ohio. The Black Mountain Resources team, based in Benham, beat out 101 other rescue teams on their way to victory. The trophy will be displayed on the third floor of the museum. Pictured are, from left: Phyllis Sizemore, Kentucky Coal Museum curator; Jeremy Williams, Kentucky Coal Museum volunteer; and Ronnie Biggerstaff, mine rescue coordinator.

Courtesy photo The Kentucky Coal Museum in Benham is now home to a piece of mining history. On Sept. 30, the team who won the 2011-2012 National Mine Rescue championship donated their medallion trophy to the museum. Ronnie Biggerstaff, a Whitesburg native and SKCTC alum who trained Alpha’s Black Mountain Resources rescue team, presented the trophy to Phyllis Sizemore, the curator of the museum and Jeremy Williams, a longtime museum volunteer. Sizemore says she is thrilled to add the trophy to the museum’s growing inventory of items highlighting the mining history of the mountains. The competition that led to the win was held in Columbus, Ohio. The Black Mountain Resources team, based in Benham, beat out 101 other rescue teams on their way to victory. The trophy will be displayed on the third floor of the museum. Pictured are, from left: Phyllis Sizemore, Kentucky Coal Museum curator; Jeremy Williams, Kentucky Coal Museum volunteer; and Ronnie Biggerstaff, mine rescue coordinator.
http://harlandaily.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/web1_Mine-Rescue-Trophy.jpgCourtesy photo The Kentucky Coal Museum in Benham is now home to a piece of mining history. On Sept. 30, the team who won the 2011-2012 National Mine Rescue championship donated their medallion trophy to the museum. Ronnie Biggerstaff, a Whitesburg native and SKCTC alum who trained Alpha’s Black Mountain Resources rescue team, presented the trophy to Phyllis Sizemore, the curator of the museum and Jeremy Williams, a longtime museum volunteer. Sizemore says she is thrilled to add the trophy to the museum’s growing inventory of items highlighting the mining history of the mountains. The competition that led to the win was held in Columbus, Ohio. The Black Mountain Resources team, based in Benham, beat out 101 other rescue teams on their way to victory. The trophy will be displayed on the third floor of the museum. Pictured are, from left: Phyllis Sizemore, Kentucky Coal Museum curator; Jeremy Williams, Kentucky Coal Museum volunteer; and Ronnie Biggerstaff, mine rescue coordinator.
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