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Showing 4 articles from November 25, 2009.

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Clinton police chief resigns in sex scandal
Chief Tracy House - sex tapes end a police career.
Clinton police chief resigns in sex scandal
Clinton Police Chief Tracy House submitted his resignation to Mayor Fred Cox on Friday, November 20th. House’s sudden exit came after a search of a police computer at Clinton City Hall turned up photos reportedly of the Chief with several women in sexually explicit positions. ...
...None of the city council had been informed and as of this date the Mayor has not contacted the individual council members or tried to call a special meeting. Morrow stated there is a lack of communication between the Mayor and the Clinton City Council. .
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Farmers appeal filed in hog farm case
According to permit applications, these farms will produce 1.78 million gallons of liquid hog waste each year..
Farmers appeal filed in hog farm case

The farmer Respondents are not happy with the decision issued on November 16th by Franklin Circuit Court Judge Phillip Shepherd in a suit filed by local residents who allege the smell and pollution from large hog barns near their homes is damaging them. The farmers  filed their notice of appeal on Friday in Franklin Circuit Court.  
They will be taking their arguments to the Kentucky Court of Appeals. They disagree with Shepherd's order sending the case back to the Energy & Environment Cabinet for more permitting which will require further public hearings.
The farms, located in Fulton, Hickman and Carlisle Counties, were vigorously opposed by local residents who live near them.  The Court

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Land Use Change

It's somewhat ironic to me that the same week that scandal hits the new city hall in our little town that the old city hall building ends life. 
My camera and I watch as a building that has served many purposes comes down brick by brick.
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Hickman County poet Dorothy Nell Harper began writing at age eight. She published her first book of poetry in her eighties. In her 92nd year, she's published her fifth book, "The Promise of Poetry". 
Dorothy Nell has been a farm wife, a mother, grandmother, baker of fudge, feeder of hummingbirds, collector of glass paperweights. She's also one of the finest people it is my honor to call friend.

Her poem "Thankful" is in her newest book. We republish it here with wishes that your Thanksgiving will be more about being thankful than filling your gut and shopping until you drop.

Happy Thanksgiving from Clinton, Kentucky in the Jackson Purchase on the east side of the Mississippi River.
and now we bring you "Thankful" by Dorothy Nell Harper, Hickman County's beloved poet laureate.
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