Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Trenton Public Meeting

We are hearing the fur will fly Thursday (Nov. 13) at 7 p.m. during the so-called public meeting the state is putting on to hear complaints from different people about a proposed rock quarry near Trenton on the grounds of the Cherry Grove Golf Course.

The parties that are complaining the most are from the State and National Trail of Tears Association and the National Park Service (trails division). So, basically, it will be a battle between a soft, historic arm of the federal government and the state office that doesn't seem to blink an eye when whole mountaintops are removed for coal mining.

So, this should be quite a battle of wills and also a battle of preservation versus making a lot of money on a new quarry.

We have also found out other land owners around the property aren't happy either.

Regardless of the state's decision this may end up in a court battle very soon.


Blogger Something to say said...

Thankfully, no fur flew at this public meeting.

There was discussion from both sides, but mostly those who spoke were against the proposed rock quarry.

I found it quite a mazing to hear the meeting chairperson and spokesperson from Lexington comment of the pristine beauty of the Trenton countryside and the gorgeous sunset to the west and the full moon rising to the east.

Mr. Slaughter indeed had the "line" of the night..."have you ever seen a beautiful rock quarry?"

I hope that the people desiring this quarry will appreciate the beauty of a western sunset while they can because it may soon be clouded for the next 50 years or so by the rising dust of blasting and quarrying.

10:09 PM, November 18, 2008  

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