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Sep 23, 2012 4:47 PM

Walton Residents Fight Industrial Development

WALTON, Ky. (AP) - Residents of the small northern Kentucky town of Walton are rebelling after the city council agreed to annex a parcel of land for industrial development.

A group of residents has formed a "Save Walton" network and two residents have filed to run for council in November with the goal of preventing the development. Meanwhile, the mayor and four current council members have decided not to seek re-election.

The town straddling Boone and Kenton counties has grown over the past 20 years, but slowly. Census figures show the population has increased from just over 2,000 people to more than 3,600.

Steve Brooks, owner of Brooks Meats, told the Kentucky Enquirer (http://bit.ly/RMG3Lu) that he thinks growth is good as long as it is done the right way.

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Information from: The Kentucky Enquirer, http://www.nky.com

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