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Refunds of $381,400 Announced to Kentucky Coal Counties

coal mines 300FRANKFORT, Ky. (8/5/13) – Governor Steve Beshear announced today that fiscal courts in 35 counties will receive refunds totaling $381,400 from mining permit and acreage fees. The Department for Natural Resources collects mining permit and acreage fees and returns a portion of the fees to coal-producing counties for projects that the fiscal courts deem beneficial to their communities.
 
“Our administration is making every effort to assist the mining industry to extract coal in a safe, efficient and legal manner consistent with the surface mining laws and the need to protect our environment,” said Gov. Beshear. “Our coal-producing counties are our partners and these funds provide a direct benefit for their efforts.”
 
Refunds range from $25 to $67,225 with 10 counties each receiving more than $15,000. The following list includes the counties and refund amounts:
 
Bell County Fiscal Court $27,979.17
Boyd County Fiscal Court $750
Breathitt County Fiscal Court $19,729.17
Clay County Fiscal Court $3,379.17
Daviess County Fiscal Court $6,575
Elliott County Fiscal Court $500
Floyd County Fiscal Court $17,100
Greenup County Fiscal Court $125
Harlan County Fiscal Court $25,425
Henderson County Fiscal Court $737.50
Hopkins County Fiscal Court $2,112
Jackson County Fiscal Court $25
Johnson County Fiscal Court $17,858.33
Knott County Fiscal Court $10,520.83
Knox County Fiscal Court $6,270.83
Laurel County Fiscal Court $1,825
Lawrence County Fiscal Court $5,358.33
Leslie County Fiscal Court $28,195.83
Letcher County Fiscal Court $15,287.50
Magoffin County Fiscal Court $13,212.50
Martin County Fiscal Court $11,258.33
McCreary County Fiscal Court $62.50
McLean County Fiscal Court $250
Morgan County Fiscal Court $1,350
Muhlenberg County Fiscal Court $2,662.50
Ohio County Fiscal Court $34,125
Owsley County Fiscal Court $575
Perry County Fiscal Court $33,279.17
Pike County Fiscal Court $67,225
Pulaski County Fiscal Court $2,100
Rockcastle County Fiscal Court $550
Union County Fiscal Court $2,937.50
Webster County Fiscal Court $8,275
Whitley County Fiscal Court $13,433.33
Wolfe County Fiscal Court $350
 
The Department for Natural Resources is an agency of the Energy and Environment Cabinet.
 
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