Cave resolution passes through Ky. legislature
Friday, March 15, 2013 11:00 AM
A resolution showing support of the preservation of a cave in Trimble County that might have been a safe house on the Underground Railroad unanimously passed the Kentucky House of Representatives on Tuesday.
House Resolution 78, sponsored by Kentucky Rep. Reginald Meeks, D-Louisville, encourages Louisville Gas & Electric to consider an alternative location for a fly ash landfill in Trimble County, or to preserve the Wentworth Limestone Cave on LG&E property.
The cave holds up a wetlands destruction permit process while state agencies and organizations look into possible connections to Underground Railroad activities.
The resolution also notes the significance of historical sites to the tourism, economic development and educational opportunities for the state.
House Resolution 78 passed through the state's Committee on Tourism Development and Energy on March 7 with a second reading on Monday. The resolution was adopted Tuesday in the full House by a 99-0 vote.