Post-Mining Land Uses

 

Post-mining  land use changes go hand-in-hand with economic development in Kentucky, especially in many parts of Eastern Kentucky where much needed level to gently rolling land for development is still at a premium.

Examples of post-mining land uses such as:

  • forest
  • pasture
  • cropland/farming
  • fish and wildlife
  • Post-Mining Land Use and County

    Regional Airports
    Big Sandy Regional Airport
    Hatcher Field Airport
    Carroll Field Airport
    Ford Airport
    Ohio County Airport
    Martin
    Pike
    Breathitt
    Perry
    Ohio

    Correctional Facilities

    Federal Correctional Institute
    East Kentucky Correctional Complex
    Medium Security Prison
    Otter Creek Correctional Center
    Juvenile Boot Camp
    Clay, Martin
    Morgan
    Muhlenberg, Knott (in development)
    Floyd
    Breathitt

    Government Facilities

    Earle C. Clements Job Corps Ctr.
    Army National Guard Training Ctr.
    U.S. Postal Service
    County Park
    Madisonville South By-Pass
    Solid Waste Landfills
    Hazard Armory
    Jail and State Police Barracks
    Veterans' Nursing Home
    Muhlenberg
    Muhlenberg
    Laurel
    Ohio
    Hopkins
    Daviess, Greenup, Ohio, Hopkins, Perry, Lee
    Perry
    Perry
    Perry

    Fish & Wildlife

    Duck Refuge Areas
    Catfish Farming
    Wildlife Management Area
    Wetland Development
    Ohio, Perry, Breathitt, Knott, Martin, Muhlenberg
    McLean
    Muhlenberg, Ohio, Perry
    Muhlenberg


    Elk in the Mountains of East Kentucky Again

    Free-ranging elk returned to the mountains of East Kentucky, with reclaimed mountaintop removal areas, old reclaimed mine benches, and hardwood forests serving as their home once again.  The first hunter in more than 150 years to legally kill an elk in Kentucky did so in 2001.

    Farms

    Starfire Project
    MAPCO / Morehead Agriculture Ctr.
    Martin County Coal Corp. Farm
    D&R Brangus Farm
    Hog Farm
    Livestock Feed
    Chicken / Broiler Houses
    Avian Farms
    Agricultural Project
    Perry
    Martin
    Martin
    Perry
    Hopkins, Knox
    Greenup, Harlan, Lee, Johnson, Wolfe, Whitley
    Hopkins, Muhlenberg
    Wayne
    Pike

    Industrial / Commercial

    Electrical Construction Office and Shop
    Electric Utility Operations Center
    Industrial Scrubber Sludge Disposal
    Explosive Manufacturing
    Wood Fabrication Plant
    Apparel Manufacturing
    Mine Shops / Welding/Machine / Equip.
    Trucking Company
    Truck / Equipment Sales
    Explosive Company
    Farm Equipment
    Sawmill / Logs / Lumber
    Recycling Facility
    Blacktop / Concrete Facilities
    Oil / Gas Facilities
    Cabinet Factory
    Clay-Leslie Regional Industrial Park
    Coalfields Regional Industrial Park
    Corbin Tri-County Industrial Park
    East Park Regional Industrial Park
    Equipment Rental / Sales
    Gateway Regional Business Park
    Honey Branch Regional Business Park
    Little Goose Industrial Site
    Maggie Mountain Industrial Park
    Paul Coffey Industrial Park
    Pine Mountain Regional Business Park
    Retail Outfitters
    South McCreary Industrial Park
    Tooling Company
    Uniform Rental Services
    Utility
    Wireless Communications
    Plastic Injection Molding Company
    Mine / Electronics Supply
    Industrial Parkway
    United Parcel Services
    Unified Power Distribution
    Hopkins
    Hopkins
    Ohio, Daviess, Webster
    Muhlenberg
    Breathitt, Perry, Pike (proposed)
    Perry, Boyd
    Johnson, Hopkins, Knox, Muhlenberg, Ohio, Union, Whitley
    Muhlenberg, Boyd
    Butler
    Perry, Hopkins
    Hopkins
    Bell, Butler, Clay, Jackson, Laurel, Pike, Whitley, Wolfe
    Letcher
    Laurel, Perry
    Clay, Lee, Elliott
    Perry
    Clay, Leslie
    Breathitt, Harlan, Leslie, Perry
    Knox
    Boyd, Carter, Elliott, Greenup, Lawrence
    Boyd
    Floyd, Knott, Letcher, Pike
    Floyd, Johnson, Magoffin, Martin, Pike
    Clay
    Floyd
    Boyd
    Bell, Harlan, Knox, Letcher, Whitley
    Clay
    McCreary (in development)
    Clay
    Carter
    Boyd, Knott, Perry
    Carter
    Perry
    Martin
    Greenup
    Perry, Boyd
    Martin

    Rail-to-Trails:  Old coal haul rails have been removed to make walking trails in Hopkins, Muhlenberg, Union, and Webster counties.

    R&R/Sport

    Baseball Fields
    Coal Hollow Park
    Elkhorn Educational Recreation Park
    Golf Courses
    Recreational Area
    Red Fox Resort
    Stonecrest Golf Course
    Wayland Park
    Golf (drive & putt)
    Recreational Area & Fishing Lake
    Athletic Facilities
    Fairgrounds
    Riding Stables & Trails
    Campground (proposed)
    Boyd
    Floyd
    Floyd
    Clay, Laurel, Letcher, Floyd, McLean, Owsley (proposed)
    Lee, Greenup
    Knott (in development)
    Floyd
    Floyd
    Webster
    Pike
    Letcher
    Morgan
    Muhlenberg
    Hopkins

    Mountaintop Mining:  Mining is only a temporary land use.  Mountaintop mining has created several sites for new schools, hospitals, shopping centers, parks, golf courses, housing, airports, industry, agriculture and timber in Eastern Kentucky.

    Structural Building Sites

    High Schools
    Elementary School
    Flea Market
    Athletic Complexes
    Appalachian Regional Hospital
    Pike
    Boyd
    Perry
    Letcher, Pike
    Perry
    Housing DevelopmentsBell, Boyd, Clay, Floyd, Greenup, Harlan, Johnson, Knox, Laurel, Lee, Leslie, Letcher, Martin, Perry, Pike
    Church, Daycare
    Mobile Home Sales
    Shopping Centers
    Car / Truck / Equipment Sales
    Motel / Hotel
    Office Complex
    Storage Rental Facility
    Off Track Betting
    Telecommunications Call Center

    Numerous small businesses in Eastern Kentucky
    Laurel, Perry
    Laurel
    Breathitt, Clay, Knox, Laurel, Leslie, Letcher, Pike, Perry
    Perry
    Laurel, Perry
    Morgan, Martin, Perry, Pike (proposed)
    Hopkins, Perry
    Perry
    Perry
     

    Source:  Environmental & Public Protection Cabinet, Area Development Districts.