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One of Caldwell County’s largest employers has been sold in a multi-billion dollar transaction.
The Princeton Times-Leader reports the parent company of Bremner Food Group, Ralcorp Holdings, was sold Tuesday to ConAgra Foods for approximately five billion dollars.
The purchase made ConAgra the nation’s largest manufacturer of private label or store brand foods. Officials didn’t offer any insight on the future of the facilities involved in the transaction or the 36-thousand employees at the facilities.
Bremner has been located on U.S. 62 West in Princeton since 1993 and employs about 600 people.
The Christian County Sheriff’s Office tax collection operation has received a clean audit.
A news release from the office of Auditor Adam Edelen says the sheriff’s financial statement fairly presents the taxes charged, credited and paid for the last tax year.
The report says there were no instances of non-compliance found and that there are no issues involving internal control over financial reporting.
Kentucky State Police continue to investigate a wreck that claimed the life of a Cadiz man Monday evening, while a survivor continues to recover at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
The crash claimed the life of 47-year old Scotty Gray of Cadiz, who passed away from his injuries Tuesday evening at Vanderbilt. Officials at the hospital say 20-year old Nicholas Wiseman of Cadiz remains in stable condition. Wiseman was stabilized at Jennie Stuart Medical Center in the hours following the wreck, before being taken to Nashville by ambulance.
Wiseman was standing outside of his vehicle around 8pm after hitting a deer just inside the east side city limits of Cadiz on 68-80. Gray had stopped to assist Wiseman when an eastbound tractor-trailer driven by 50-year old Mohammed Mohamud of Missouri ran into the back of his pickup, knocking it into the disabled vehicle and into Wiseman.
KSP Post 1 Public Information Officer Trooper Jay Thomas says the investigation continues by Trooper Thomas Clifton, though he says it’s unlikely any charges will be filed against the trucker.
He may not agree with all of his leaders’ positions on every issue, but State Senator-Elect Whitney Westerfield says he supports the republicans elected to leadership in the upper chamber Tuesday.
The new senate president will almost certainly be Senator Robert Stivers of Manchester and Westerfield says Stivers has the advantage of being a fresh face at the top when the short session opens in January.
Senator Damon Thayer, who has joined Governor Steve Beshear in wanting to put casino gaming on the ballot, was chosen as majority floor leader. Westerfield says he’ll never change his opposition to more gaming in Kentucky, but he still agrees with Senator Thayer on most issues.
Senator Katie Stine kept the president pro tem position without opposition.