Man Faces Charges After Investigators Find Several Dead Cows

A Clark County man faces some serious charges after the Sheriff makes a disturbing discovery on a farm.
Calvin Browning was arraigned in Clark County Court Monday on 25 charges of animal cruelty in the 2nd degree and 25 charges of improper disposal of a carcass.
Clark County Sheriff Berl Perdue says he's office made the disturbing discovery at the property Browning rented on Trapp Goffs Corner Road in rural Clark County.
"They found over 20 cattle that were dead and had been pushed over into a ravine or drainage ditch. Some of them were very badly decomposed, " Said Perdue.
The Sheriff says the cattle that were still alive on the property were clearly malnourished.
Authorities say Browning's cattle are now being cared for by his son.
Each charge Browning faces carries a penalty of one year in prison and in all, he is facing 50 charges.
Browning declined comment to 27 NEWSFIRST. He is due back in court on July 14th for a preliminary hearing.


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  • by Rena Location: Irvine on Jun 25, 2008 at 08:55 PM
    Hey, guess what, maybe you all who have negative comments regarding this matter, need to find out the TRUE facts first. Did it ever occur to you, that this whole story may not be factual! According to this story, and the story that the same officer told in court, is two different tales! Hmmm..ever heard that saying, Don't judge a book by the cover! I know for a fact that the cows were not malnourished! (edited) Funny how all of her statements came from people who had never stepped foot on the property while the cows were there, hmmmmm, makes ya wonder don't it! For those of you who say you will starve to death before you let your pet starve, ok, keep believing that, talk about the weirdo's. The lady who posted from Scott Co., that is a different person dear, get your facts straight! Curious if I should press charges on my former house owner because my field is full of cow bones, or will judgement fall on me?
  • by Mikey Location: Waco, KY on Jun 18, 2008 at 09:25 AM
    This is almost as dumb as putting that guy in jail because his kid had a sunburn.
  • by Michael Location: Paris, ky on Jun 18, 2008 at 09:23 AM
    There are too many laws. People shouldn't face any jail time over animals, especially not over meat cattle, and I mean any animal including your precious dogs and cats.
  • by Mike Location: Lexington, KY on Jun 18, 2008 at 09:19 AM
    Eating meat will soon be illegal, but abortion will accepted - UNTIL JUDGEMENT DAY PEOPLE WILL PAY DEARLY
  • by Mark Location: lex ky on Jun 18, 2008 at 09:16 AM
    cows are food not people...
  • by Mick Location: Lexington, ky on Jun 18, 2008 at 09:15 AM
    It's interesting that the news didn't show the malnourished cattle. Although they showed the grassy fields that the cattle were in.
  • by MIKE Location: PARIS, KY on Jun 18, 2008 at 08:57 AM
    THIS IS CRAZY. THE COWS WERE IN GREEN PASTURES. COWS DIE ALL OF THE TIME. THEY ARE JUST MEAT. I CAN'T BELIEVE THERE ARE CHARGES FOR THIS. YOU PEOPLE ARE GOING TO MAKE IT WHERE NO ONE CAN RAISE ANY ANIMALS. YOU STINKING TREE HUGGERS. NEXT YOU IDIOTS WILL BE OUTLAWING HUNTING. ARE YOU GOING TO ARREST SOMEONE THE NEXT TIME SOMEON SHOOTS A DEER AND IT RUNS OFF AND DIES???????????????????????????/
  • by kathy Location: scott County on Jun 17, 2008 at 08:01 AM
    This is not the first time this guy has done this. He has a record of starving animals in Scott County too. We don't have laws that will stop this. It is a misdemenor. He-ll just get a fine.
  • by Zatoichi Location: Richmond on Jun 17, 2008 at 07:12 AM
    Another tradegy of Global Climate Change. Scientists in Great Britain released a report several months ago that stated, scientifically now, that cows produce >20 percent of the green house gases that are causing global warming. Looks like this guy may be in line to get a Nobel Prize.
  • by Tammy Location: Frankfort on Jun 17, 2008 at 06:35 AM
    Me! Location: Ky I feel the same my babies (dogs) would eat before I did I was single and all I cared about was my babies getting food I could go to familys house and eat this is just being an uncaring fool if you ask me what a dummy
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