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Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet

The Kentucky Division of Abandoned Mine Lands Puts Scenic Railway and Region’s Tourist Economy Back on Track

After an inspection found several hundred feet of sunken track in 2019, the Big South Fork Scenic Railway temporarily shut down. This not only disappointed riders but impacted the region’s tourism dollars. Now, with funding and design work from Kentucky’s Division of Abandoned Mine Lands, it’s full steam ahead.

“Orphan well” capping reclaims closed part of Wildlife Management Area in Pulaski County 

the Division of Oil and Gas (DOG) had identified and overseen the plugging of 18 wells on a wildlife area that had been closed to the public. 

Due to this, the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources will soon make available for public recreation more than 500 acres in the Rockcastle River Wildlife Management Area (WMA).