Kentucky residents fight proposed limestone quarry

August 26, 2013

gavelResidents 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.

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