Pike County officials want to see the state legislature pass tax incentives for Peabody energy to locate in western Kentucky.
They say the measure would help eastern Kentucky down the road. Pike county officials say if passed, they can use the same tax incentives to lure companies to help with their future coal to liquid fuel plant and their proposed energy park.
"These tax credits and incentives can be applied to any energy development," says Pike County Energy Director Roger Ford. "Could also be applied for projects such as this, also for biomass, bio fuels, hydroelectric, and wind."
State Senator Ray Jones of Pikeville is on a special legislative committee to develop the energy legislation.