Sunday, March 11, 2012

Alfred Nuckols exemplifies small horse farmers worried about lack of legislative support for industry

By Al Cross, publisher, Midway Messenger
University of Kentucky School of Journalism and Telecommunications

The plight of small horse farmers is the subject of my column in The Courier-Journal today, thanks to the serendipitous scheduling of an interview with Midway farmer Alfred Nuckols, left, by one of my student reporters, Cassidy Herrington. I was able to take part in the interview, and left Hurstland Farm knowing what my column subject would be. Cassidy asked the right questions and took this photograph, which illustrates the piece in the Louisville newspaper. I assigned a story on Midway's horse business before the state Senate killed the industry's proposal for casinos mainly at racetracks; that was the proximate cause of the column. To read it, click here.

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