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Allen Co. Quarry Plan Faces Opposition

The Allen Co. wants to turn a 103-acre farm in Winchester, Ky., into an open-pit limestone quarry, but they are facing public opposition. The Allen Co. recently acquired the farm and filed for a zoning change from agriculture to heavy industry.

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Water Permit in Question for Martin Marietta

A quarry operator is hearing from the public as it seeks permission to withdraw 12 million gallons of water a day from a coastal collection of underground fresh water, according to WCTI TV. The state Division of Water Resources held a public hearing on a water withdrawal permit Martin Marietta Materials needs to remove water from its quarry in Craven County, N.C.

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New Hampshire Sand Operation Seeks Expansion

Graves Trucking Inc. submitted an application seeking certain permissions to open and operate a sand and gravel pit on a 31.2-acre site abutting property in Walpole, N.H. – already home to a sand and gravel pit, according to the Sentinel Source. George Graves owns the existing sand and gravel pit. His son, Timothy, owns Graves Trucking Inc., and is proposing the new pit.

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Kentucky Quarry Moves Forward

A state permit allowing the mining of limestone at a proposed Simpson County, Ky., quarry has been issued, according to the Bowling Green Daily News. The Kentucky Department for Surface Mining of Reclamation and Enforcement’s Division of Field Services granted the permit to Drakes Creek Holding, a subsidiary of Charles DeWeese Construction.

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Missouri Quarry Gets Permit

After a lengthy public hearing, the Lee’s Summit, Mo., City Council approved a special use permit to allow quarrying rock at the northwest corner of Pryor Road and Interstate-470.

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