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Kentucky Division of Abandoned Mine Lands funds Perry County waterline supply project

The Kentucky Division of Abandoned Mine Lands has announced that it will partner with the city of Hazard to construct a waterline system to supply potable water to approximately 125 Perry County homes. County residents in Puncheon Camp Branch, Walker Lane, Bob Hollow, Couchtown Road, Laurel Mountain Road and Forked Mouth Road, whose wells have been affected by AML-eligible mines, are expected to have...

Rogers, Bevin announce $3.4 million project to address water supply issues in Martin County

U.S. Rep. Harold “Hal” Rogers (KY-05) and Gov. Matt Bevin have announced a $3.4 million project to alleviate water supply issues within the Martin County Water District. The project will help secure clean water for the people of Martin County and will be administered by the Kentucky Division of Abandoned Mine Lands (KY DAML), which has received preliminary approval from the U.S. Office...

State announces $2.5 million AML pilot grant for eKentucky Advanced Manufacturing Institute

The Kentucky Division of Abandoned Mine Lands (AML) announced that eKentucky Advanced Manufacturing Institute, Inc. (eKAMI) has been given preliminary approval for a $2.5 million grant by the Office of Surface Mining and Reclamation Enforcement (OSMRE) for an advanced manufacturing training project. The money would fund the establishment of an HTEC Advanced Manufacturing Training Center in Paintsville,...

State seeks economic and community development proposals for pilot Appalachia jobs proposal

In joint collaboration with the Cabinet of Economic Development, the Kentucky Division of Abandoned Mine Lands is seeking economic and community development proposals that will attract new industry and jobs to Kentucky’s Appalachian counties. Up to $30 million in federal grant money from the U.S. government’s General Fund is available to Kentucky’s Division of Abandoned Mine Lands (AML) for pilot...