Not 'frivolous' for state to save Benham, Lynch

May 1, 2011
Lexington Herald-Leader

In 1999, the then-Gov. Paul Patton administration was part of a negotiated settlement in which the state paid $4.2 million for the timber and coal rights to preserve the state's highest peak. Extending the protection farther down Black Mountain would protect the state's earlier investment. Instead, the Beshear administration found local efforts to do just that "frivolous."

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