The Henderson County Fiscal Court met on Tuesday and members talked about approaching state lawmakers to reform the coal severance tax.
"We think its time to reevaluate what we're doing. I think the coal fields of Western Kentucky are the only ones that are operating right now. There's not much activity at all in Eastern Kentucky and so the coal severance dollars are going down drastically. How we operate our budgets are affected drastically by the amount of coal severance dollars that we have," McCormick said.
Counties receive the tax if they have a coal mine or coal traffic. The county has had to cut several projects and programs to deal with the loss of funds.
With all the counties lobbying in Frankfort, they're optimistic there will be some sort of reform.
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