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December 24, 2013

Old Appalachian mine now ATV park

  • Local officials are trying to figure out how to tie the ATV park into the local economy because there is a shortage of lodging and eateries.
  • By DYLAN LOVAN
    Associated Press

    AP Photo/Roger Alford [enlarge]
    ATV riders drive along an old mining road in Kentucky. People are coming from across the country to ride the ridge tops on roads left behind when mining companies pulled out.

    LEBURN, Ky. — An eastern Kentucky county hit hard in recent years by the region's dwindling coal industry has built a tourist attraction on the remains of an old Appalachian mine.


     
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