Mining official doesn't know why he was fired

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Carl Campbell says he has no idea why
Energy and Environment Secretary Len Peters dismissed him from his post as Kentucky commissioner of natural resources.

The 65-year-old Campbell, a 28-year state employee, said
Wednesday he was shocked by the firing a day earlier and doesn't
know what he did wrong, The Courier-Journal reported
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the post, said he planned to retire next year but like anyone else,
doesn't like being told he's not needed.

A spokesman for Peters declined to give a reason for the firing.

Campbell, who previously served 25 years in the former
Department for Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, was
informed of his termination in a brief letter that said the action
was being taken "without cause."
Information from: The Courier-Journal,

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