President-elect Donald Trump puts on a miners hard hat during a rally May 5 in Charleston, W.Va., where he promised to put coal-miners back to work.
President-elect Donald Trump puts on a miners hard hat during a rally May 5 in Charleston, W.Va., where he promised to put coal-miners back to work. Steve Helber AP
President-elect Donald Trump puts on a miners hard hat during a rally May 5 in Charleston, W.Va., where he promised to put coal-miners back to work. Steve Helber AP

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Tom Eblen is a columnist for the Lexington Herald-Leader who writes about life, people and issues in Lexington and Kentucky. A Lexington native, Eblen was the Herald-Leader's managing editor from 1998 to 2008.