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Anti-Coal Protesters March at UK
An anti-coal rally at the University of Kentucky ended Wednesday with police asking a group of protesters to leave the Joe Craft Center, the nerve center of UK Athletics. A couple dozen students marched first to UK's new Wildcat Coal Lodge, which houses the UK men's basketball team and was paid for by $7 million in donations from coal operators. They shouted "Ho, ho, hey, hey, Wildcat Coal Lodge needs a new name!" The protesters, part of the UK Beyond Coal Coalition, want UK Athletics to drop sponsorships from the coal industry, which has been a generous supporter of sports.