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

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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