Nola Sizemore|Daily Enterprise
Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College, in Cumberland, served as a host to the Harlan County Safety Days Mine Rescue competition held on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Competing in bench, first aide and preshift contests, a total of 20 teams participated in the three-day event which included miners, mining and government officials. An awards dinner was held at the Benham School House Inn on Thursday. Sponsoring the event were: Cumberland Tourist Commission, Kentucky Coal Academy of SKCTC, Kentucky Employers Mutual Insurance, ARH, Mountain ATV, AKJ Industries and Friends of Coal. Pictured is a Maxxim Gray Team, representing Alpha Natural Resources, simulating a response to a mining disaster where the team goes into a mine to see what has happened and to find miners trapped inside.