Ron Cook and his wife, Kathy, have lived on their St. Francis property since 1976. Both grew up in big cities, but they moved to Marion County because they wanted to raise their children in a rural setting.
“We put money into this farm, and we didn’t get anything out of it except for a way of life,” Cook said. “We’re just stewards of it. It was here before I got here. It will be here after I leave.”
That’s also why Cook, 64, doesn’t want the Bluegrass Pipeline coming through or near his property.