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State refunds $381,400 to 35 coal counties

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Aug. 5, 2013)¬†‚ÄstFiscal courts in 35 counties will receive refunds totaling $381,400 from mining permit and acreage fees, state government announced today.¬†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.

¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†‚ÄúOur 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,‚ÄĚ said Gov. Beshear. ‚ÄúOur coal-producing counties are our partners and these funds provide a direct benefit for their efforts.‚ÄĚ
             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.