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Nucor Corp. bringing $1.7 billion steel plate mill to Meade County, will employ 400 during construction

By Tom Latek Kentucky Today Groundbreaking has taken place on a $1.7 billion steel plate manufacturing mill in Meade County for Nucor Corp., that will eventually employ 400, along with 1,500 contractors during construction. “Nucor Steel Brandenburg will be a difference-maker for its employees, their families and the economy of Meade County and the surrounding region,” said Gov. Andy Beshear. “Nucor...

Former UK quarterback in thick of COVID-19 battle; provides supplies, services as company president

By Tony Neely University of Kentucky The moment from bowl week was routine: A former player who lives in the area of the bowl game visits practice, reunites with old acquaintances, revives memories from his days on the field. Such was the case last December when Kentucky quarterback Will Fidler, on an unseasonably warm afternoon in Charlotte, dropped by the high school where the Wildcats prepared for...

Gordon, Rousch, Penske among NASCAR Hall of Fame inductees; Hunter chosen for Landmark Award

This week, NASCAR announced the inductees who will comprise the NASCAR Hall of Fame Class of 2019. The five-person group – the 10th since the inception of the NASCAR Hall of Fame in 2010 – consists of Davey Allison, Alan Kulwicki, Jeff Gordon, Roger Penske and Jack Roush. In addition, NASCAR announced that Jim Hunter earned the 2019 Landmark Award for Outstanding Contributions to NASCAR. The distinguished...

Cardinals hoping to feed off last year’s momentum in season-opener against Charlotte

Eight months since beating Texas A&M in the Music City Bowl — its eighth win in the last 10 games – the University of Louisville will try to build on that momentum when the Cardinals open the season Thursday night against Charlotte. Kickoff is slated for 7 p.m. on the Regional Sports Network. After four weeks of an intense, humid camp, the Cardinals are ready to take on a different opponent. The...