Rimroc Farm owner Bill Wofford is battling a neighbor he says has turned this adjacent Fayette County farmland into an industrial site without proper permits. Fayette County passed an ordinance 20 years ago to regulate mining and quarrying, but enforcement often has been lacking, says Don Todd, Wofford's attorney and a former Urban County Council member.   Photo by Tom Eblen | teblen@herald-leader.com
Rimroc Farm owner Bill Wofford is battling a neighbor he says has turned this adjacent Fayette County farmland into an industrial site without proper permits. Fayette County passed an ordinance 20 years ago to regulate mining and quarrying, but enforcement often has been lacking, says Don Todd, Wofford's attorney and a former Urban County Council member. Photo by Tom Eblen | teblen@herald-leader.com
Rimroc Farm owner Bill Wofford is battling a neighbor he says has turned this adjacent Fayette County farmland into an industrial site without proper permits. Fayette County passed an ordinance 20 years ago to regulate mining and quarrying, but enforcement often has been lacking, says Don Todd, Wofford's attorney and a former Urban County Council member. Photo by Tom Eblen | teblen@herald-leader.com

Tom Eblen: Lexington's ordinances governing urban industry are inadequate

February 02, 2011 12:00 AM

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Tom Eblen is a columnist for the Lexington Herald-Leader who writes about life, people and issues in Lexington and Kentucky. A Lexington native, Eblen was the Herald-Leader's managing editor from 1998 to 2008.