Western Kentucky Minerals

Society
11:43 am
Tue August 28, 2012

Pleasant Ridge community reacts to proposed surface mine next to Girl Scout camp

End of Girl Scout Road, entrance to Camp Pennyroyal

Proposed zoning for a surface mine is causing quite a stir in Daviess County, Kentucky. The mine would be in a rural area outside of Owensboro called Pleasant Ridge- where mining has existed for decades. This mine, though, would be located next to a Girl Scout camp. Rose Krzton-Presson explores what this means not only for the camp, but for Pleasant Ridge, Owensboro, and Daviess County’s economic growth in recent years. 

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