2016 Contest UPDATE

The Kentucky State Mine Rescue Contests scheduled for Sept. 12-15 in Lexington, Kentucky have been POSTPONED. We hope to resume the contest next August 21-24, 2017.

2015 Contest RESULTS


The Kentucky Mining Institute was organized in July 6, 1940 with the following objectives:

  1. The advancement of the mining industry by encouraging and promoting the study and investigation of mining problems.
  2. The promotion of education in practical and scientific mining.
  3. The sponsoring of movements designed to bring about safer working conditions in and around the mines which will create a proper attitude towards safety on the part of the miners.

Membership in the Kentucky Mining Institute is open to any person directly engaged or interested in any branch of mining, mining supplies, mining appliances or mining machinery.