Posted 2/15/23

In an update to an earlier story…

Tuesday, attorneys for the couple who filed a lawsuit against Lincoln County in the Jack Daniels barrel house case faced a judge to determine the outcome of the lawsuit.

Findings during the hearing were presented that Brown-Forman Corporation and Jack Daniels are operating several warehouses for storage without valid building permits.

The Long’s (Patrick & Christy), who filed the lawsuit after they say the Lincoln County Commission and the mayor have ignored complaints for years that the storage houses are creating an uncontrollable black fungus that has destroyed plants and trees at homes in their community.

Patrick Long claims that county officials allowed Brown-Forman to build additional barrel houses without a valid environmental study or legal building permit.

The judge is expected to rule on the lawsuit in the coming days ahead.