UK plan to log 1,000 acres faces growing opposition

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - The University of Kentucky's plan to
commercially log up to 1,000 acres of a nearly 15,000-acre research
forest it owns in Eastern Kentucky is drawing opposition.
At least four environmental groups have started lobbying
trustees and UK President Lee Todd to reconsider the plan. The UK
Board of trustees approved it in 2004.
Kentucky poet Wendell Berry and horse breeder-banker Tracy
Farmer have joined the opposition, which has intensified in its
urgency since the school announced logging could begin within 12
months at the site north of Hazard.

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