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[US 23]
Road Contractor Fined for Illegally Mining Coal During Road Project
Posted: 8-Aug-2003 10:35PM CDT
Topics: [Pike County] [US 23]

Two years after being cited by the Transportation Cabinet for delaying work on a road connecting US 23 and the Pikeville airport to illegally mine coal along the road's right-of-way, Elmo Greer & Sons of London has been fined $125,000. The company had been allowed rights to any coal uncovered during the construction of the road; however, Greer has been found to have illegally mined coal from a 40 acre waste area along the 2.7-mile road.

More information: Lexington Herald-Leader: Road contractor fine took two years (Aug. 8, 2003) [Outside Link]

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