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Coal is king of Kentucky specialty license plates

Coal is king of Kentucky specialty license plates

by Joe Arnold

WHAS11.com

Posted on June 27, 2011 at 11:43 PM

Updated Thursday, Oct 31 at 11:04 AM

What is the best selling specialty license plate in Kentucky over the last two years?

 It's not the Louisville Zoo plate or one for Autism Awareness, nor those that recognize the Lincoln bicentennial, breast cancer awareness or hunting.

Click here for the complete list of specialty plates in Kentucky

Instead, the  Kentucky Coal Association announced Monday that 40,018 Friends of Coal license plates have been sold in Kentucky since it was first made availabe in March, 2009.

“Once again, Kentucky has led the nation, not only in being the first to launch a Friends of Coal license plate, but also to sell more than 40,000 license plates in our first two years,” said Bill Bissett, KCA President in a statement,  “These black license plates are a familiar sight across the Commonwealth. It gives those of us in the coal industry a real sense of pride while also giving all Kentuckians an opportunity to show their support for our coal miners and their hard work to keep the lights on.”

Beginning in 2010, automobile owners who purchased or renewed the Friends of Coal license plate had the option to donate ten dollars ($10) to scholarships for Kentuckians studying “coal-related” programs at colleges and universities, as well as further promote the ongoing outreach of the Friends of Coal campaign in Kentucky. 

Another recent addition to the Friends of Coal license plate program is the motorcycle plate.  After collecting more than 300 signatures, the Friends of Coal motorcycle plate is now available for purchase.



 

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