Black Mountain

Not 'frivolous' for state to save Benham, Lynch

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."

Benham and Lynch Speak Out About Another Proposed Mine

Twenty-five residents and supporters of Benham and Lynch spoke out at a permit conference with the Division of Mine Permits (including Director Allen Luttrell) regarding another proposed mine that could threaten their community.

Black Mountain, Benham and Lynch make endangered list

11 Most logoToday the National Trust for Historic Preservation named Black Mountain and the surrounding communities of Benham and Lynch one of the

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