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What's Wrong With the Senate Farm Bill?
The Senate version of the Farm Bill shorts rural development
What's Wrong With the Senate Farm Bill?

Clinton, Ky. June 14, 2012 - It’s Farm Bill time again - that time every few years when we all in rural America stand up, run around the chairs of federal funding and then - when the music stops - find out who will be left standing empty handed. It’s wheeler dealer time over food America. At stake in the 1,000 plus page budget bill with funding recommendations of $969 billion dollars to be doled out. At this writing, over 24 billion dollars will be cut.

Rural development funds have been decreasing by 1/3 to ½ since 2003.

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Community and Regional News

Arson suspected in bridge fire
Bridge carries around 800 vehicles a day.
Arson suspected in bridge fire

(June 20, 2012) UPDATE - Repairs to the KY 1037 Railroad Overpass south of Clinton in Hickman County are complete. The roadway has reopened at this site.

The wooden structure continues to be restricted to one lane traffic with a 3-ton load limit. The load limit restricts the structure to vehicles no heavier than a passenger vehicle or an empty standard pickup truck.

KYTC Engineers expect a new concrete structure planned for the site to be ready for construction sometime late this year or early next year.

KY 1037 remains closed in Hickman County at the edge of Clinton due to a fire on a wooden railroad overpass early this morning. Area fire departments responded about 4:30 a.m., CDT, to the structure that carries vehicle traffic over a main rail line.

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