Category Archives: Kentucky

Black Mountain is in the Ap-pa-LATCH-a Mountains

The New York Times has an article on the vicinity of Black Mountain. It notes:

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We Mourn Black Mountain Activist Hazel King

The Lexington Herald-Leader reports on the passing of Hazel King, an activisit who helped prevent the mountaintop removal of Black Mountain in 1999.

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Essay on Black Mountain, Kentucky

Thinking about the mountain – Daniel Silliman Henry Herald, GA – Jul 23, 2007 The car, released, hummed down the mountain. The mountain — Black Mountain, the tallest of the Cumberland Mountains and the highest point in Kentucky — was … Continue reading

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Backcountry Accidents in Arizona, Colorado, Hawaii, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Missouri, Oregon, and Utah

Here’s the May 13, 2006 round up of backcountry accidents Arizona, Colorado, Hawaii, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Missouri, Oregon, and Utah.

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Pikeville, Kentucky, Asks Coal Companies To Blow Up 2 Mountains

Pikeville, Kentucky, is asking coal companies to remove two mountain tops to make room for more development for the town.

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Citations in Controversial Retreat Mining Collapse on Black Mountain

Kentucky officials issued seven citations in connection with a mine cave in on Black Mountain that killed two miners on Aug. 3.

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Ground Broken For Black Mountain, Kentucky, Overlook

Ground was finally broken for the Hands Across the Mountain overlook of Kentucky’s Black Mountain summit in October.

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Dramatic Photo of Black Mountain’s Strip Mine on NPR Story

NPR has a dramatic photo of the mine in relation to the house where a child was killed from a boulder from a Black Mountain strip mine. You can listen to it to the report on the site. I was … Continue reading

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$26.5MM Suit After Black Mountain Boulder Kills Toddler

The Washington Post reports Dennis and Cindy Davidson have filed a $26.5MM suit against the mining operators after a boulder fell from Black Mountain and killed their toddler Jeremy in their home in Appalachia, Virginia. The article there is increasing … Continue reading

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Group Seeks Black Mountain Trail as Huge ATV Park Opens

The New York Times devoted nearly a page its Automobile section in its Dec. 17, 2004, issue for photos, maps, and reports that a group of ATV riders is pushing for a trail from Evarts to the Black Mountain summit. … Continue reading

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