Wait a minute, isn't coal or at least coal jobs supposed to be coming back Kentucky? While that question is still up in the air, the history of our coal mining industry has taken a page from the modern way of doing things. The Kentucky Coal Museum located in Harlan County, has installed solar panels as a means of saving money. Ironic don't you think?

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While the website for the museum is a little dated, and rightfully so, the museum itself has quite the collection of artifacts from the old days of mining in in the Appalachian region of eastern Kentucky. Here's more on the solar panel installation: