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Gov. Bevin Announces Refunds of $179,900 to Coal Counties

Gov. Bevin Announces Refunds of $179,900 to Coal Counties

Bill Stephens

August 5th, 2016

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NEWS RELEASE

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Aug. 5, 2016) – Gov. Matt Bevin announced today that fiscal courts in 33 counties will receive refunds totaling $179,900 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.

“Kentucky is a coal state,” said Gov. Bevin. “This administration is committed to partnering with and supporting our coal communities and miners. These funds will directly benefit our coal-producing counties. We appreciate these counties and their hard-working miners for their efforts and look forward to continuing our work together as we fight to protect and strengthen the Commonwealth’s coal industry.”

Refunds range from $62.50 to $39,947.92. The following list includes the counties and refund amounts:

Bell County Fiscal Court $9,950
Boyd County Fiscal Court $775
Breathitt County Fiscal Court $2,031.67
Clay County Fiscal Court $2,670.83
Daviess County Fiscal Court $4,850
Elliott County Fiscal Court $825
Floyd County Fiscal Court $10,025.42
Harlan County Fiscal Court $13,516.67
Henderson County Fiscal Court $2,187.50
Hopkins County Fiscal Court $3,362.50
Jackson County Fiscal Court $125
Johnson County Fiscal Court $1,920
Knott County Fiscal Court $11,407.92
Knox County Fiscal Court $10,112.50
Laurel County Fiscal Court $375
Lawrence County Fiscal Court $1,275
Leslie County Fiscal Court $4,445.83
Letcher County Fiscal Court $8,081.25
Magoffin County Fiscal Court $2,225
Martin County Fiscal Court $1,677.50
McCreary County Fiscal Court $250
McLean County Fiscal Court $337.50
Morgan County Fiscal Court $125
Muhlenberg County Fiscal Court $6,400
Ohio County Fiscal Court $4,037.50
Owsley County Fiscal Court $354.17
Perry County Fiscal Court $18,054.17
Pike County Fiscal Court 39,947.92
Pulaski County Fiscal Court $62.50
Rockcastle County Fiscal Court $62.50
Union County Fiscal Court $2,937.50
Webster County Fiscal Court $6,412.50
Whitley County Fiscal Court $9,079.17

The Department for Natural Resources is an agency of the Energy and Environment Cabinet.

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