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January 04, 2020 | WHAS11 News

Farmers File Lawsuit to Keep Elevator Open

Lawsuit is trying to prevent closing CGB elevator in Meade County, KY

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WHAS11 News has confirmed a group of farmers also known as the Lincoln Trail Growers Association filed a lawsuit and restraining order Thursday to prevent the closing of the Consolidated Grain and Barge Company elevator.

A Nucor steel plant is to be built on 900 acres in the riverport and part of the area set aside for the project includes the current location of the CGB elevator. 

The farmers claim that they were lead to believe that the Nucor project would not mean the end of a grain elevator on the riverfront.

The lawsuit states farmers want Nucor to develop in their community but they believe the deal was made unlawfully.

Read the full report a t WHAS 11 News.

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