SAFETY AWARD — Clas Coal Co. no. 5 mine, which is owned by Ridley Elkins Jr. and located at Partridge, received an award from the Office of Mine Safety and Licensing Oct. 15 for the overall best mine in the Hazard District. The award was presented at the Kentucky Coal Association’s annual meeting in Lexington. The same employees, while at the no. 4 mine in 2008, received the Sentinels of Safety award that year. Pictured receiving the award are Roy and Kathy Parker of Camp Branch.