Clark Co. Residents Fight Proposed Rock Quarry

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Updated: 8/25/2013 11:19 pm
Residents in rural Clark County along the Kentucky River Palisades say an open-pit mine near their homes would hurt property value, traffic flow and the scenic view from their houses.

The Allen Company has purchased 80 acres of farm land across the Kentucky River in Clark County, from their Boonesboro mine in Madison County.

The company wants to build an open-pit limestone quarry on the property that would go down about 200 feet.

Residents around the land are fighting the proposal saying the mine would also be in the middle of a historical area of Kentucky that Daniel Boone explored and traveled.

The local zoning commission voted against changing the zone of the land from agriculture to industrial earlier in the week, however the Clark County Fiscal court could appeal the vote as early as Wednesday.


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