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FRANKFORT – Fiscal courts in 34 counties will receive refunds totaling $585,600 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.


“Every effort is being made by this administration to help the mining industry extract coal in a manner that is safe, efficient and protective of our environment,” said Gov. Beshear. “Our coal-producing counties are our partners and these funds provide a direct benefit for their efforts.”


Refunds range from $62 to $111,948, with 11 counties each receiving more than $23,000.The following list includes the counties and refund amounts:


Bell County Fiscal Court - $38,845


Boyd County Fiscal Court - $875


Breathitt County Fiscal Court - $34,191.67


Clay County Fiscal Court - $10,812.50


Daviess County Fiscal Court - $7,175


Floyd County Fiscal Court - $38,320.83


Harlan County Fiscal Court - $35,217.50


Henderson County Fiscal Court - $6,525


Hopkins County Fiscal Court - $4,725


Jackson County Fiscal Court - $325


Johnson County Fiscal Court - $5,212.50


Knott County Fiscal Court - $43,521.67


Knox County Fiscal Court - $24,183.33


Laurel County Fiscal Court - $2,375


Lawrence County Fiscal Court - $6,420.83


Lee County Fiscal Court - $300


Leslie County Fiscal Court - $19,633.33


Letcher County Fiscal Court - $33,437.50


Magoffin County Fiscal Court - $25,787.50


Martin County Fiscal Court - $25,697.67


McCreary County Fiscal Court - $62.50


McLean County Fiscal Court - $350


Morgan County Fiscal Court - $300


Muhlenberg County Fiscal Court - $7,375


Ohio County Fiscal Court - $16,575


Owsley County Fiscal Court - $4,441.67


Perry County Fiscal Court - $56,657.50


Pike County Fiscal Court - $111,948.17


Pulaski County Fiscal Court - $700


Rockcastle County Fiscal Court - $600


Union County Fiscal Court - $1,700


Webster County Fiscal Court - $4,850


Whitley County Fiscal Court - $13,908.33


Wolfe County Fiscal Court - $2,550


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