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New public pistol range now open in Meade County at Otter Creek Outdoor Recreation Area

The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources has opened a dedicated pistol range at Otter Creek Outdoor Recreation Area in Meade County. The new pistol range, the second operated by Kentucky Fish and Wildlife, opened Dec. 2 and is near an existing rifle range at the area. “Hunters and recreational shooters made this possible through the federal excise taxes they paid on their purchases...

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...

UK Cooperative Extension Service agent receives national award for leadership, innovation

By Katie Pratt University of Kentucky An agent with the University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service recently received national recognition for her visionary leadership and innovative programs. Jennifer Bridge, Meade County family and consumer sciences extension agent, was the recipient of the National Distinguished Service Award from Epilson Sigma Phi, an organization dedicated to extension...

Nucor announces plans for $1.35 billion plate mill in Brandenberg, one of state’s largest-ever investments

Steel products producer Nucor Corp. has announced the company’s plans to build a $1.35 billion steel plate manufacturing mill in Meade County, creating more than 400 full-time. The project will rank among the state’s largest-ever single investments. “The new plate mill will grow our company’s already significant presence in Kentucky. With this announcement, Nucor is currently investing more...