coal severance

Tulsa World

Gov. Matt Bevin today announced that more than $15 million in excess coal severance tax revenue will be allocated to 49 counties and 122 municipalities that qualify to receive funds from the Local Government Economic Assistance Fund (LGEAF) coal severance program.

Energy News Network

Gov. Matt Bevin and the Department for Local Government (DLG) today announced the return of more than $1.3 million to the Single County Coal Severance accounts in 27 Eastern Kentucky counties. These funds will again become available for counties to use as needed.

Monday, August 26

Aug 27, 2013

State police probe a fatal fire in Powell County. Coal county judge executives tell Kentucky lawmakers they need more money from the state’s coal severance tax…and Ashland officials hope a new initiative retains the businesses now operating in the city. 

Coal Counties Seek Help

Aug 26, 2013

Judge executives from eastern Kentucky’s coal counties are seeking changes in the state’s formula for distributing revenues from the coal severance tax. They say the decline in coal production has severely impacted their budgets and they want more of the money the Commonwealth collects.

JT Ward is the judge in Letcher County. He says the coal slump has reduced his budget by 1.3 million dollars in just one year…


A textile plant in the John Will Stacy Industrial Park is set to close. Officials in Kentucky’s coal counties want a larger share of the state’s coal severance tax revenues…and State Senator Robin Webb says Kentucky should consider adopting rules for the disposal of wastes from fracking.