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Sunday, November 11, 2012

Environment - "Couple drop bid for hog farm"

Aubrey Woods reported Nov. 9th in TribTown.com (Seymour/Jackson Co.) in a story that begins:

Steadfast opposition from some nearby property owners led a rural Seymour couple to withdraw their request to operate a 4,000-head confined animal feeding operation in Hamilton Township.

Jackson County Board of Zoning Appeals was scheduled to consider a request for a special exception for the hog barn from Nathan and Gwendolyn Newkirk during its meeting at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Instead, the Newkirks will appear to withdraw the request, Jo Forister, secretary of the Jackson County Department of Planning and Zoning, said Wednesday.

Opposition from neighboring property owners led to that decision, Nathan Newkirk said Thursday. Public reaction to a similar request this summer concerning a proposed hog farm near Brownstown likely hurt his plans, he added.

More of the story can be found here at WISHTV.

The ILB had a story earlier this year headed "Hog farm expansion fought in Southern Indiana" about a similar expansion effort in Harrison County.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on November 11, 2012 08:01 PM
Posted to Environment