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Fri November 14, 2008
By Angela Hatton
Trenton, KY – A dozen opponents spoke against a proposed limestone quarry at a public hearing last night in Todd County. Kentucky Division of Mine Reclamation and Enforcement representatives heard residents' argument that the quarry would disrupt a section of the Trail of Tears. Ohio River Trading Company spokesman Greg Gould says if in the course of mining, workers uncover Native American artifacts, they would stop operations and bring in preservationists. He says his company could create as many as 12 jobs at the quarry. National Park Service's trail advisory committee member Beverly Baker says digging on the land already violates the historical area. The Kentucky New Era reports locals also worry mining would damage a 1796 farmhouse adjacent to the proposed quarry. The farmhouse is on the National Historical Site registry.