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Status of 2014 Farm Bill: Deal made and now ready for vote
All America will feel effects of 2014 Farm Bill.
Status of 2014 Farm Bill: Deal made and now ready for vote

February 4, 2014 - The Farm Bill passed the US Senate at 2:01 CDT - 68 ayes, including Sen. Mitch McConnell and 32 nays including Sen. Rand Paul.

(Clinton, Ky. January 29, 2014) - A working series of compromises late last week has now been woven into a new Agricultural Act for 2014. A full congressional vote on the bill could occur within the next two weeks. Known as the Farm Bill, this vote will give a new 5 year life as the farm law of the land. About $950 billion dollars will be earmarked for public expenditure over this time period. The details of the expenditure are listed within the 956 pages of the bill.

Every state in America will be impacted by the Farm Bill. Crops of the North will face off with crops of the South...

 

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Ohio River Ice shuts down ferry
In better weather, Cave-In-Rock Ferry connects KY and IL.
Ohio River Ice shuts down ferry

The Cave-In-Rock Ferry is closed due to heavy ice on the Ohio River. The ferry halted service about 11:30 a.m., CST, today.

Ferry operator Lonnie Lewis says the river is about 75 to 80 percent covered between the banks by a large mass of floating ice. The ice is moving, but the chunks are getting large enough to present a hazard to the ferry...

Lewis says several tow boat pilots that run the Ohio near the ferry crossing have indicated this is the worst ice has been since about 1975...

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Arts & Entertainment

Concrete chicken orders being taken for Spring Festival
Concrete chickens again being sold by Hickman County Arts Council.
Concrete chicken orders being taken for Spring Festival

(Clinton, KY- January 29, 2014) – Concrete chickens decorated in bright colors will be offered by the Hickman County Arts Council. The organization began offering the chickens in 2013 as a fundraiser in conjunction with the Hickman County Spring Chicken Festival. Concrete chickens painted in primary colors, were offered for sale. Demand for the birds exceeded availability.Those who got birds were encouraged to display them during the Chicken Festival in late April. Some birds from last year are still on display throughout Clinton.

This year, the Council began taking orders at the Hickman County Arts Fair in December.Orders must be received by Friday, February 21st.

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