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Proposed Blacktop Plant Has Families Concerned

There's a lot of concern in a southern Kentucky neighborhood.

Dozens of people will attend the Laurel County Fiscal Court meeting asking for help because they say a business locating nearby will harm both them and their property.

People will ask for help from the Laurel County Fiscal Court.

They say a blacktop plant will be bad for both their homes and their health.

Ronda Sharp is afraid of what could be built in this field within sight of her home and hundreds of others in the Sublimity community just outside London.

Kay and Kay Contracting has filed papers in Frankfort to build a blacktop plant and people here say it's not welcome.

Paul Claiborne says dangerous fumes would be emitted into the air causing health problems, “Such as headaches, sinus problems, a lot of other health issues.”

Many of the homes here cost several hundred thousand dollars.

Add a blacktop plant next door and they say few would want to live here anymore.

The owner of the proposed plant is out of town but a worker at Kay and Kay Contracting says they haven't decided where the plant will be located.

Laurel County Judge Executive Lawrence Kuhl says he will give concerned residents the opportunity to talk, but beyond that he says he didn't know enough about the situation to comment.


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