People packed a meeting room Monday evening when the Letcher County Fiscal Court considered approving a fee on extractive operations such as oil and gas wells and coal mines. After many in the audience protested the fee, the court failed to approve it. The fee was intended to counter a sharp drop on revenue from tax on mining coal.
People packed a meeting room Monday evening when the Letcher County Fiscal Court considered approving a fee on extractive operations such as oil and gas wells and coal mines. After many in the audience protested the fee, the court failed to approve it. The fee was intended to counter a sharp drop on revenue from tax on mining coal. Bill Estep bestep@herald-leader.com
People packed a meeting room Monday evening when the Letcher County Fiscal Court considered approving a fee on extractive operations such as oil and gas wells and coal mines. After many in the audience protested the fee, the court failed to approve it. The fee was intended to counter a sharp drop on revenue from tax on mining coal. Bill Estep bestep@herald-leader.com

Crippled by coal’s decline, county’s leaders deadlock on fee to fix revenue drop

April 10, 2017 10:00 PM