Aerial photo of the town of Sassafras looking northwest towards Cordia in Knott Co., Ky., Wednesday, June 12 2013. Main St. is the road going through the middle of Sassafras. Pam Maggard's house is on Main St. and looks towards the area where surface mining has been proposed. Photo by Charles Bertram | Staff
Aerial photo of the town of Sassafras looking northwest towards Cordia in Knott Co., Ky., Wednesday, June 12 2013. Main St. is the road going through the middle of Sassafras. Pam Maggard's house is on Main St. and looks towards the area where surface mining has been proposed. Photo by Charles Bertram | Staff Herald-Leader
Aerial photo of the town of Sassafras looking northwest towards Cordia in Knott Co., Ky., Wednesday, June 12 2013. Main St. is the road going through the middle of Sassafras. Pam Maggard's house is on Main St. and looks towards the area where surface mining has been proposed. Photo by Charles Bertram | Staff Herald-Leader

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