Kentucky residents fight proposed limestone quarry
Residents in Clark County, Kentucky, are fighting a proposed limestone quarry near their homes, according to a report from Lexington’s WTVQ.
The Allen Company recently purchased 80 acres of farm land in the county and wants to build an open pit limestone quarry and mine about 200 feet down. The land is located across the Kentucky River from the company’s Boonsboro mine in Madison County, where it has been extracting limestone for nearly 50 years.
Residents opposing the quarry argue that it would sit in the middle of a historical area where Daniel Boone explored. They also worry the mine could negatively affect traffic, nearby scenery and property values.
The local zoning commission has already voted against a zone change from agricultural to industrial. Clark County Fiscal court could appeal the vote sometime this week.
From our partners
Sandvik Construction launches the newly developed CH540 cone crusher - the latest…
MORE FROM Aggbeat Online
SUBSCRIBE & FOLLOW
- Sand portrait highlights aggregate industry's sustainability542 Views
- Owner of rock quarry defends himself against park357 Views
- Video: Behind the scenes with Lego Technic's wheel loader R&D288 Views
- Caterpillar leadership sees changes, heads of mining and dealer support announce retirement 273 Views
- Founder of Florida Crushed Stone dies185 Views