Graves County Fiscal Court members are moving toward all but banning commercial hog farm operations. The court's move Monday night reverses a 2014 decision to lift an existing ban.
Sixteen months was enough time for Colley farms to begin construction on their own large-scale pig farm. When neighbors Margaret Merida and Lillian Doughaday caught wind of the operation they notified their neighbors. They worked with Judge Executive Jesse Perry who initiated the first of three required readings for a new ordinance.