Miner of the Year

The Miner of the Year Award is presented annually by the Kentucky Crushed Stone Association to recognize the outstanding contributions to the aggregates industry by an individual. As a respected leader in the industry, this individual?s distinguished achievements in the industry in Kentucky and KCSA deserve special recognition. Individuals nominated for this award exemplify the very best in their profession and continually bring credit to the industry and to their entire community. These individuals contribute significantly to the aggregates industry by providing a safe working environment, being innovative in problem-solving, demonstrating a concern for the environment, and contributing to the betterment of his/her community through civic and community affairs activities.

2014 Miner of the Year Recipients


Bryce Walker presented Ed Elliott, Rogers Group, Inc. (left) and Sammy Linville, Carmeuse Black River

(right) with the Miner of the Year Award for their work to bring the National Metal/Non-Metal Mine

Rescue Contest to Lexington in 2014.




Ron Gray was presented a Miner of the Year Award from Bryce Walker for his years serving as KCSA

Executive Director and Robert Jones of the Indiana Mineral Aggregates Association presented Ron with a clock

in honor of their years of friendship and working together as aggregate executives.