Quarry Dispute

Trenton, KY – Some residents are opposing a quarry in Todd County, Kentucky because they believe the facility would disrupt a portion of the Trail of Tears including a 200-year-old farmhouse. The Kentucky New Era reports the Ohio River Trading Company submitted a permit application last month to mine limestone at the Cherry Grove Golf Course in Trenton. Officials hold a public hearing tomorrow night (tonight) to allow public comment. The Radford Farmhouse where Native Americans camped during the Trail of Tears march is a Kentucky historic site. Division of Mine Reclamation and Enforcement Branch Manager James McKenzie says the mining company's application is withdrawn until the state agency collects comments from the public.