Clark Mountain Musings

Thursday, December 29, 2005

Kentucky town eyes flattening mountaintops

Pikeville, KY.

The towering mountains that frame this Appalachian town have been a hindrance to growth, forcing homes and businesses to crowd together side by side on precious little flat land. That could change under a plan by Pikeville leaders who recruited a coal company to flatten two mountaintops to make room for the town of about 6,300 to expand.

Appalachian towns like Pikeville that have exhausted all usable land have no choice but to look to the mountaintops, City Manager Donovan Blackburn said.

All in the name of "progress", destroying your mountains. If you've exhausted all usable land, then maybe you might want to "redevelop".

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