Governor Ernie Fletcher’s Communications Office
Governor Ernie Fletcher Reappoints Members to the Kentucky Mining Board

Press Release Date:  Thursday, August 09, 2007  
Contact Information:  Jodi Whitaker

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Governor Ernie Fletcher has reappointed two members to the Kentucky Mining Board.

William M. Chapman, of Lovely, is a field representative for the United Mine Workers of America (UMWA).  Chapman is a graduate of Sheldon Clark High School and holds an associate degree in criminal justice from Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College.  He is married to Florence Chapman and is one of the board’s labor representatives.

Tim C. Miller, of Madisonville, is also a field representative for UMWA.  Miller is a graduate of South Hopkins High School.  He is married to Martha K. Miller and represents labor.

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