Fiscal Courts in Coal Counties Get Refunds

Aug 7, 2014
Originally published on August 7, 2014 6:16 am

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear announced Wednesday that 34 fiscal courts in the Commonwealth will receive refunds from mining permit and acreage fees.  Eight counties in our region will receive refunds totaling $58,377.

Daviess County Fiscal Court              $1,475

Henderson County Fiscal Court       $1,188

Hopkins County Fiscal Court            $6,075

McLean County Fiscal Court             $863

Muhlenberg County Fiscal Court    $5,575

Ohio County Fiscal Court                   $26,600

Union County Fiscal Court                $3,713

Webster County Fiscal Court            $12,888

Beshear said the state’s coal-producing counties are our partners and these funds provide a direct benefit for their efforts to extract coal in a manner that is safe, efficient, and protective of our environment.

The Department for Natural Resources refunds this year total $399,450. Last year, $381,400 was refunded. Refunds this year  to specific fiscal courts range from $25 to $73,583.  

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