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New state budget worries counties in need of coal severance

The recent passage of the 2012-14 state budget included millions of dollars in coal severance funds for the state's coal counties, but some officials fear that these counties may not receive all the coal severance money that was allocated to them, while others say there will be a long-term effect to local funding.

Coal severance has long been the source of funding for many nonprofits and government organizations, and without it officials fear that they may have to cut back on services. Perry County Judge-Executive Denny Ray Noble said in a recent sanitation district meeting that he was concerned that they may have to abandon a sewer project in Chavies if they do not receive their coal severance.

Filed under: Kentucky | Economy | Mining


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