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State refunds $179,900 to coal counties

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Aug. 5, 2016) – Fiscal courts in 33 Kentucky coal counties will receive refunds totaling $179,900 from mining permit and acreage fees, the Governor’s Office said 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.

“Kentucky is a coal state,” said Gov. Matt 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 to their fiscal courts:

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

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