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Mitch Barnhart, Matthew Mitchell toured a coal mine in Eastern Kentucky today



For the second summer in the row, UK Athletics is traveling the state to get to know fans through the Big Blue Caravan tour. Today, they kicked things off with a stop in Hazard, where Athletics Director Mitch Barnhart, Women’s Basketball Coach Matthew Mitchell, UK Gymnastics Coach Tim Harrison, and other members of the athletic department toured a Blackhawk coal mine:


From there, they went to City Hall for a meet and greet with fans:



On Twitter, Barnhart recapped the experience:

All events are open to the public and include poster giveaways and photo opportunities with UK’s mascots and trophies. On Wednesday, fans in Paintsville will have the chance to meet hometown hero Kash Daniel:

Here’s the full schedule so you can plan accordingly.

— Paintsville, Ky. | Wednesday, June 26 | 10-11:30 a.m. | Paintsville Recreation Center (232 Preston St.)

— Owensboro, Ky. | Thursday, June 27, 4-6 p.m. | Kroger (2630 Frederica St.)

— Meade County, Ky. | Friday, June 28, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | Kroger (568 By Pass Rd.)


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4 Comments for Mitch Barnhart, Matthew Mitchell toured a coal mine in Eastern Kentucky today

  1. sincitycat
    4:53 pm June 24, 2019 Permalink

    “Mr. Peabody’s coal train has hauled it away”. John Prine

    • not
      8:25 pm June 24, 2019 Permalink

      Touring a coal mine and a hospital… they go hand in hand.

  2. lex cath
    10:17 pm June 24, 2019 Permalink

    First time I’ve seen two guys wear neckties in a deep mine

  3. michaelb
    2:07 am June 25, 2019 Permalink

    “Once in a lifetime experience” aye ? Lol . It’s a lifetime experience for a lot of others and I