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Trimble Co. cave believed linked to Underground Railroad will not be destroyed

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LOUISVILLE, KY. (WDRB) -- A Trimble County cave believed to be linked to the Underground Railroad will not be destroyed.

The cave sits on property LG&E wanted to use as a coal ash landfill for its Trimble County Power Plant.  But the Kentucky Division of Waste Management denied the utility company's permit to build.

A spokesperson for LG&E say the company will propose a new location for a landfill.

Residents in the area believe that the cave was used during the Civil War to aid slaves in escaping across the Ohio River to freedom.

A research report by Berea College Professor Dr. Alicestyne Turley has suggested it is possible the cave was once used to aid runaway slaves.

She writes "...the Wentworth Lime Cave serves as a very real example of a "holding" or way station to aid slave escapes along the Ohio River....The location is deemed worthy of further investigation."

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