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ASHLAND, Ky. – Braidy Industries will break ground on its $1.3 billion mill in Ashland on June 1, according to a Facebook post on CEO Craig T. Bouchard’s page Saturday. Plans for the mill have been in the works since last April with northeastern Kentucky holding its collective breath until it becomes a reality. It’s expected to take about two years before the mill is operating, but the company already has enough product sold for the first seven years, Bouchard said. An invitation has been extended to Gov. Matt Bevin and others for the ribbon-cutting that will be at the East Park Industrial Center that afternoon at 1 p.m. A celebration in downtown Ashland will follow that evening, Bouchard said.

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ASHLAND, Ky. — The Boyd County Board of Education on Thursday received about $20,000 in cash incentives from Kentucky Power after completing energy-saving projects, including lighting and heating improvements. The upgrades were installed in 2017 at Boyd County Middle School. The county worked with Kentucky Power’s Commercial Incentive Prescriptive Custom Program to earn the cash back for the completed improvements. The improvements included lighting upgrades to LED lights, as well as the installation of programmable thermostats for the school’s HVAC system. The rebate program has since been discontinued by order of the Kentucky Public Service Commission to reduce surcharges charged to customers.

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President's Report

May 11, 2018

Someone Please Bring Back All Those Golf Balls I Lost Hello from the desk of the Ashland Alliance.! Thank you to everyone who attended last week’s Spring Golf Outing and thank you to the sponsors that helped make it a great day. 30 teams battled the course and the weather to enjoy spring in Northeast Kentucky. And, as I mentioned in my title today, I know I lost more golf balls than anyone else out there! I also stayed out too long to get last week's report out! Here is a recap of the last couple of weeks—Last week started with friends at Russell High School. They were celebrating their 7th Governor’s Cup. This academic competition is held each year with every school in Kentucky competing for the title of the top academic team in the Commonwealth. Russell defeated a school of 3,000 STEM-based students on the way to their championship. Russell is not alone in featuring the best and brightest in Northeast Kentucky and statewide. Raceland-Worthington High School won the state quick recall state championship and third in the Governor’s Cup with Ashland Paul Blazer finishing fifth overall.