By Jennifer Moonsong
Jobe Publishing, Inc.
Thanks to the Metcalfe County Ag Development Council, Pennington Stave and Cooperage, the much-anticipated barrel factory set to locate in Metcalfe County, is one step closer.
The council awarded Chad Pennington, the project’s founder, $25,000.
Pennington is also seeking state funding, as well as county funding from other neighboring counties.
The Agricultural interest lies in the material the barrels will be made from, white oak. Pennington sees this as another outlet for local farmers and land owners to utilize their white oak.
In June, Governor Bevin’s office officially announced Metcalfe County that Pennington Stave and Cooperage Corp. would be locating in Edmonton, Kentucky.
Although the timeline for opening the Stave and cooperage is still uncertain, the facility promises 126 jobs for citizens living in the region.
The mill is set to be located in the Edmonton-Metcalfe County Industrial Park with a $34.4 million-plus investment.
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