Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet Secretary Len Peters has named Robert F. Scott to serve as the new director of the Division of Abandoned Mine Lands. Scott comes to the position with an extensive background in engineering, including 26 years with the Division. More recently, he has worked for a Lexington engineering company, creating mine and waterline designs.
Scott's appointment takes effect today. He replaces Steve Hohmann, who was named Commissioner of the Department of Natural Resources last month.