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New Industry coming: Cave City breaks ground

Jennifer Moonsong

Division Publisher

Barren and Metcalfe


Cave City has broken ground on three sites in the 44-acre Chapatcha Industrial Park.


This industrial park area has been an ongoing project over the last several years, developments have included an access road and utility installation including water, sewer, electric, and gas. The Park has also undergone significant due diligence including Phase I Environmental, Geo-Technical, and Geo Physical testing. The area is now being graded and leveled to provide up to three marketable sites and add an industrial park gateway sign.


In the fall of 2021, Cave City, Barren County, and the Barren County Economic Authority partnered on an application for Community Funding through Congressman Brett Guthrie’s office, it was announced last week that the Cave City project was selected for funding in the amount of $1,000,000.


“This funding award is very much appreciated,” said Barren County Judge/Executive Micheal Hale. “Cave City is a gateway into Barren County, and we are excited to be able to work with Cave City’s leadership to develop three industrial sites.”


“We are developing this park in order to bring new jobs and capital investment to the community,” said Cave City Mayor, Dwayne Hatcher. “With great access to the interstate and centrally located between two international airports, our location sits in the heart of Southcentral Kentucky.”


Working with the Barren County Economic Authority, Cave City put the project out to bid and has selected Vincent Excavating, LLC to complete the project. It is anticipated that the sites will be ready within the next 100-days.


Barren Inc & BCEA President & CEO Maureen Carpenter stated, “We are thrilled to partner with Cave City on this project and are extremely grateful to Congressman Guthrie and his team for their support in helping to secure the needed funding.” She went on to say “We are diligently working on property development to meet the needs of our local industry and to attract new industry to the area, creating high-quality jobs for our community”.

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