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NOTICES

Commonwealth of

Kentucky

Letcher District Court Case No. 20-P-00215 In re: the estate of: PEGGY BLEVINS deceased

NOTICE Pursuant to KRS 424.340, notice is hereby given that Todd Andrew Adams was on the 3rd day of December, 2020, appointed Executor of the deceased, late of Letcher County, and all persons having claims against said Estate shall present same, verified according to law, to said Executor at his present address, 109 Canyon Oak Drive, Frankfort, KY 40601 not later than the 3rd day of June, 2021. Mike Watts, Clerk By: Robin R. Sexton Deputy Clerk (12-9-1p)

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Commonwealth of

Kentucky

Letcher District Court Case No. 20-P-00226 In re: the estate of: HILLARD HALCOMB deceased

NOTICE Pursuant to KRS 424.340, notice is hereby given that Margarett A. Chafin was on the 2nd day of December, 2020, appointed Executrix of the deceased, late of Letcher County, and all persons having claims against said Estate shall present same, verified according to law, to said Executrix at her present address, 17933 Highway 160, Linefork, KY 41833 not later than the 2nd day of June, 2021. Mike Watts, Clerk By: Robin R. Sexton Deputy Clerk (12-2-1p)

NOTICE OF BOND RELEASE

In accordance with KRS 350.093, notice is hereby given that Sapphire Coal Company, 1073 Riverview Street, Grundy, Virginia 24614 has applied for Phase I and II Bond Release on Increment No. 2 of Permit Number 867-8058, which was last issued on May 28, 2019. Increment No. 2 covers an area of approximately 4.59 acres located 1.0 mile north of Polly in Letcher County.

The permit is approximately 0.1 mile northeast from KY 931’s junction with KY 1862 and located 0.1 mile east of Camp Branch. The latitude is 37o 12’ 11”.The longitude is 82o 49’ 26”.

The bond now in effect for Increment No. 2 of Permit Number 867-8058 is a Surety Bond in the amount of fifty thousand dollars ($50,000.00), which eighty-five (85%) of the bond at fifty thousand dollars ($50,000.00), is being requested for release.

Reclamation work performed on Increment No. 2 includes: backfilling, final grading, seeding and trees planted completed in Spring 2015.

Written comments, objections, and requests for a public hearing or informal conference must be filed with the Director, Division of Field Services, 300 Sower Blvd., 2nd Floor, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601, by January 29, 2021.

A public hearing on the application has been scheduled for February 3, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. at the Department for Natural Resource’s Hazard Regional Office located at 556 Village Lane, Hazard, Kentucky 41702. The hearing will be canceled if no request for a hearing or informal conference is received by January 29, 2021.

NOTICE OF BLASTING SCHEDULE

ABANDONED MINE LANDS PROJECT RFB-109-21

Pike Mining Services, LLC, 183 Tollage Creek, Pikeville, Kentucky 41501, 606-432-0300, proposes the following blasting schedule.

Blasting is to be conducted at a site located in Letcher County totaling approximately 0.5 acres. Detonations of explosives are proposed to occur from sunrise to sunset from December 18, 2020 to March 31, 2021.

The blast site is approximately 1 mile northeast of Ermine in Letcher County. The blast site is located on Friday Branch of the North Fork of the Kentucky River approximately 0.5 miles north from the junction of Friday Branch Road and US 119. The latitude is 37°07’59”. The longitude is 82°47’08”.

Before each blast is detonated, audible warnings from a siren loud enough to be heard by all persons in the danger zone around the blast, and shall have a sound distinctive enough to be readily identified within a range of 1,500 feet from the point of the blast area. Ten (l0) minutes prior to blast signal, an authorized company representative (flagman) will prohibit access within 1,000 feet of the blasting area by authorized persons and traffic will also be blocked along public, access and internal roads. Access to the blast area will be controlled by company personnel. Five (5) minutes prior to blast signal, a one (1) minute series of long blasts of a siren will be given. One (l) minute prior to detonation, a series of short blasts from a siren will be given. No unauthorized personnel will be allowed in the blast area until it is thoroughly checked. If safe, an all-clear signal of a prolonged blast of a siren will be sounded. Events which could lead to blasting at times other than scheduled include but are not limited to rain, lightening, or other atmospheric conditions which involve personnel, operational or public safety. Unscheduled blasts may be conducted only where public or operator health and safety so require and for emergency blasting actions.

There are six dwellings within 1500 feet of the blasting site. Any questions concerning the proposed blasting can be made to the Hazard Office of the Kentucky Division of Abandoned Mine Lands by phone at 606-487-1110.

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