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What’s the deal with the $8,000,000 “relocation” payment to CGB?

Editorial by Seth Dukes:

Newsroom Coordinator


 $1.35 billion.

 That’s the investment that Nucor is making in Meade County. If you spent $1,000,000 per month for the next 83 years, you would still have more than $350,000,000 left over from that figure. For most of us, that is almost impossible to imagine. The potential that has for the county is huge, but at what cost?

 Nucor’s arrival will cost the county its grain elevator. Many farmers will have to spend most — if not all — of their profit margins on more fuel for longer delivery trips. For some, it means eliminating the products they’d need to deliver from their operation.