With over 30 years of experience, Paul holds a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering (Mining Engineering Option) from the University of Kentucky. He worked for the Department of Surface Mining (Coal Permit Division) and the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC), Department of Highways, before retiring from government service. Paul has held a diverse set of duties throughout his career including serving as a Branch Manager in approving/permitting coal mine applications; a design engineer in the Abandoned Mine Lands program; working in the design section at KYTC, District 7 office; serving as Resident Engineer over several I-75 widening projects through Madison and Rockcastle Counties in Kentucky; and finally as a KYTC Maintenance Engineer.
A variation of karst sinkhole grouting is the grouting of mined coal seams and workings located below existing infrastructure that exhibit the potential to propagate to the surface and cause sinkholes and/or subsidence.