In a time when there just doesn’t seem to be enough money to go around, commissioners were all ears at the mention of increasing revenue for the county during Monday’s workshop.
Dennis Potter, county road superintendent, approached the group to encourage commissioners to adopt a resolution requesting legislators increase the coal severance tax.
Coal companies currently pay 20 cents per ton for coal mined in the county, which is drastically less than the $4 per ton paid just across the state line in Kentucky, according to Potter.
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