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South Cooper Industrial Park groundbreaking

From left to right: David Peterson BCEA, Judge/Executive Michael Hale, Mayor Harold Armstrong, Maureen Smith BCEA, Joe Plunk of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, and Heath Crawford of Scotty’s Contracting and Stone.  Photo by Jennifer Moonsong

Jennifer Moonsong

Central Division

General Division

Jobe Publishing, Inc.


Last Wednesday local officials and citizens gathered at South Cooper Road on US 68 for the groundbreaking of the highly anticipated industrial park.


“This is a big day for all of us in Barren County,” said Maureen Carpenter, Executive Director of the Barren County economic authority. “We have worked with everyone in the community to make it happen.”


One big hurdle that was overcome thanks to the diligence of the city of Glasgow was the zoning of the property, which makes it within the city limits, and more appealing to potential future industries.


David Peterson, the chairman of the Barren County economic authority said this project is helping to fulfill economic dreams.


Judge/Executive Michael Hale spoke of authority 3 acres set aside for industry and said that it was teamwork that brought the project to fruition. He specifically thanked Jeff Botts, Tim Coomer, and Billy Houchens of Fiscal Court for pushing the project.


“We are two weeks ahead of schedule on this project, and if we’re going to stay in the game we have to stay two weeks ahead of schedule,” he said.


Keith Crawford, the construction manager for Scotty’s Contracting and Stone spoke of his favorite movie Field of Dreams. “In the movie, it says if you build it they will come,” said Crawford. He says that he’s excited about the mini industries that this industrial park will attract to Glasgow and Barren County.


To learn of future developments with this project, read Jobe Publishing papers.

Photo by Jennifer Moonsong

Photo by Jennifer Moonsong

Photo by Jennifer Moonsong



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