Last week, Patriot Coal Mine announced plans to close its Bluegrass Mine Complex in Henderson County by the end of the year.
"I think this program will help people have options to do some things maybe outside of coal mining that they've never thought about. You know, you lose your job, it's time to seek new opportunities and hopefully this group here will be a springboard into doing whatever you want to do next," Ball said.
Members of the Kentucky Career Center conducted the Rapid Response program which is a free service to the community.
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