Crab Orchard to break ground for industry
CRAB ORCHARD - The city of Crab Orchard will host a ground breaking ceremony 10 a.m. Thursday for ERJ Manufacturing Inc. on U.S. 150 East at city limits. CEO Joetta Young and the city invite the public to attend the historic event since it is the first factory in the city and also only the second metal-forming company owned by a woman.
Honored guests from the governor's office include Allyson Handley, secretary of the Executive Cabinet, and Tierra Turner, executive director of the Minority and Women's Empowerment of the Commonwealth.
Invited dignitaries include Senators Jim Bunning and Tom Buford, Congressmen Hal Rogers and Ben Chandler, state Representatives Lonnie Napier and Danny Ford; and local officials including Lincoln County Judge-Executive Buckwheat Gilbert, Rockcastle County Judge-Executive Buzz Carloftis, Crab Orchard Mayor Mike Ramey, Stanford Mayor Eddie Carter, Hustonville Mayor Larry "Pup" Doss and Brodhead Mayor Walter L. Cash.