Governor Ernie Fletcher’s Communications Office
Governor Ernie Fletcher Appoints Member to the Kentucky Mining Board

Press Release Date:  Wednesday, June 06, 2007  
Contact Information:  Jodi Whitaker

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Governor Ernie Fletcher has appointed Kevin L. Vaughn, of Sturgis, to the Kentucky Mining Board.

Vaughn is the director of safety and training for Warrior Coal, LLC, a subsidiary of Alliance Resource Partners, LP.  He received an associate degree in mining technology from Madisonville Community College.  Vaughn is a member of the Western Kentucky Mining Institute, the Kentucky Mining Institute, the Kentucky Coal Association, the Green River Safety Council, the National Mine Rescue Association and the West Kentucky Coal Association.  He is married to Teresa Q. Vaughn.

The Kentucky Mining Board is made up of eight gubernatorial appointees.  The board establishes criteria and standards for education and training required of prospective miners, miners and all certified mining personnel.