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October 14, 2013

County gets more road money



The fiscal court also approved a resolution for coal severance funds for the 2013-2014 fiscal year. Westerfield said this is an annual resolution that gives coal severance funds from the state to all area fire departments.

However, the decrease in coal production resulted in a decrease of funds over the past year. The decrease will be $4,600 less for the city and each county fire department, down from $14,000 last year to $9,384.

“That’s a big drop for the fire departments, but with the situation with the coal industry, it is to be expected,” Westerfield said. “We wish they would get more than in past years, but with the coal receipts being down, it probably will never be that much again.”

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