The University of Kentucky, which last fall organized a daylong forum on coal that featured people who are seldom in the same room together, now has produced a documentary called Coal in Kentucky.
It is scheduled to premiere at a free showing at 7 p.m. Tuesday at The Kentucky Theatre, 214 East Main Street.
The documentary was created by UK's Center for Visualization and Virtual Environments, also known as the Vis Center, and the school's Department of Mining. Funding came from the Kentucky Cabinet for Energy and Environment.
"In recent years, coal has become a polarizing topic, with strong feelings on all sides," producer Julie Martinez said. "Our goal for the documentary is to present a variety of viewpoints that can help Kentuckians understand the issues surrounding coal. The questions at hand are so critical for our state that it is crucial that we all join in the conversation."
For more information and clips, go to www.coalinkentucky.com.