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Thu November 6, 2008
By Angela Hatton
Cadiz, KY – The Trigg County Fiscal Court has voted down an ordinance that would regulate large scale animal feeding facilities. Magistrates rejected the measure by a 5 - 2 vote at the second reading Monday. The ordinance was a response to a petition by county residents who do not want industrial chicken houses in their area. Trigg Judge Executive Stan Humphries says instead of singling out one area of agriculture, the court decided to address all large animal feeding houses. But, Humphries says, officials believed the final ordinance was too broad and would be an unnecessary burden on area farmers. He says the court plans to readdress the issue. Humphries says for now the county will have to go without a way to regulate the construction of large-scale chicken facilities.