According to permit applications, these farms will produce 1.78 million gallons of liquid hog waste each year..
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