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Governor announces 12 communities selected for more than $692,000 to improve recreational trails

Gov. Andy Beshear has announced his selection of 12 projects totaling $692,058 to receive funding from the Recreational Trails Program (RTP), all of which will upgrade parks and recreational spaces across Kentucky. Communities selected for funding are Carroll County, Franklin County, Garrard County, Harlan County, Hart County, Henderson County, Martin County, Perry County, Shelby County, Madisonville,...

T. Marzetti Co. to resume Hart Co. expansion halted by pandemic; project to total $133 million

T. Marzetti Co. on Monday announced additional growth plans in Hart County, which will increase the company’s expansion project announced a year ago from 140 to 220 full-time jobs and represents the company’s largest-ever investment of $133 million, up from $93 million. The Marzetti operation in Horse Cave manufactures salad dressings, sauces and other foods for retail and foodservice markets....

Kentucky cities, counties receive more than $5 million in grants to fund water, sewer projects

In collaboration with the Department for Local Government, Gov. Andy Beshear has announced more than $5 million in grants to six local governments for water and sewer projects across Kentucky. “I wish we could physically celebrate these awards together, but as we continue to keep Kentuckians safe from COVID-19, I am glad these projects will improve the quality of life for our families in these areas,”...

T. Marzetti Co. announces $93 million investment in Hart Co.; expansion to create 140 jobs in Horse Cave

Gov. Andy Beshear will join local officials and executives from T. Marzetti Co. today to celebrate the company’s substantial job creation in Central Kentucky. The company, which manufactures salad dressings, sauces and other food products for the retail and foodservice markets, plans to expand its Hart County plant with a $92.8 million investment creating up to 140 full-time jobs. “I want to thank...

Hart County-based Sister Schubert’s announces $50 million expansion to manufacturing operation

Sister Schubert’s Homemade Rolls Inc., a major producer of frozen dinner rolls, has announced a $50 million phase I expansion of its manufacturing operation in Hart County expected to create 72 full-time jobs. “We are very pleased to expand our operations in Hart County,” said Steve Blackburn, director of operations at the Sister Schubert facility in Horse Cave. “The workforce and community...

Hart County fifth-grader Emma Sanders named state winner of Missing Children’s Day poster contest

The Kentucky State Police have announced the winning student artist for the National 2018 ‘Missing Children’s Day’ poster contest, co-sponsored by the Department of Justice (DOJ) in Washington, D.C. The contest is an annual event that encourages fifth-grade students from across the country to design posters depicting the importance of bringing missing children home. Emma Sanders (Photo from...

Kentucky Afield Outdoors: Hart County’s Green River exceptional for scenery and fish

By Lee McClellan Special to KyForward   The karst topography surrounding the Green River in Hart County produces some of the highest water quality in Kentucky. Many springs empty into the river in this stretch that pump a constant flow of clean, cold water and give the river a color more reminiscent of the shallows of the Caribbean than Southcentral Kentucky.   The Green in this stretch is...

2012 Review: Agri-business, sustainable
ag add up to big economy in our Kentucky

The business of agriculture is big business in Kentucky, one family at a time, and sustainable agriculture is increasingly on the public agenda – how to have safe, plentiful, affordable food to put on the family table. KyForward’s informative stories on agri-business issues have been wide-ranging – from commercial farming to backyard gardens. Here is one of our favorites, though we provide...