SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, DC 20549
CURRENT REPORT PURSUANT TO
SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE
SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): December 27, 2004
Commission File No.: 0-26823
ALLIANCE RESOURCE PARTNERS, L.P.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
1717 South Boulder Avenue, Suite 600, Tulsa, Oklahoma 74119
(Address of principal executive offices and zip code)
(Registrants telephone number, including area code)
Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligations of the registrant under any of the following provisions:
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ITEM 8.01 OTHER EVENTS
On January 7, 2005, Alliance Resource Partners, L.P. (the Partnership) announced by press release that its wholly-owned subsidiary, MC Mining, LLC, has been successful in its efforts to suppress a mine fire at its Excel No. 3 mine located in Pike County, Kentucky. A copy of the Partnerships press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1.
ITEM 9.01 FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND EXHIBITS
|99.1||Alliance Resource Partners, L.P. press release dated as of January 7, 2005.|
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.
Alliance Resource Partners, L.P.
|By:||Alliance Resource Management GP, LLC,|
its managing general partner
/s/ Joseph W. Craft III
|Joseph W. Craft III|
|President and Chief Executive Officer|
Date: January 10, 2005