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.
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.