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Tim Ross, Wikimedia Commons

  A retired Navy civil servant, Nina Cornett and her husband summer in Alaska and spend the winter in rural eastern Kentucky.

U.S. Congress

Kentucky Congressman Ed Whitfield met with county and Forest Service officials today to discuss the ongoing logging controversy at Land Between the Lakes. Last Tuesday the Forest Service announced plans to temporarily halt timber harvest sales and to modify existing logging contracts in the area after 3 months of public opposition to the land management technique.

Wade White

County officials critical of land management in Land Between the Lakes are meeting with federal officials in Washington to get the forest service to temporarily halt logging.

forestry.ky.gov

Kentucky's timber industry expects a profitable year in 2014 according to an economic impact report issued today during a forest industry meeting in Louisville. 

The report details the timber industry's almost $13 billion contribution to state's economy in 2013. It was more than three percent higher than 2011. The direct impact covers wood products like cabinets and flooring, employment, and trucking.

Afternoon Round-Up 8/28/12

Aug 28, 2012

Afternoon Round-Up 8/8/12

Aug 8, 2012

The chair of the Hopkins County Transportation Committee says a proposed logging ordinance that fines undocumented loggers takes a moderate stance on logging regulations. Magistrate Shaun Roberts says the county has spent tens of thousands of dollars this to repair road damage done by logging companies that don’t report their activities.