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Pikeville Rescinds Lease Offer To Tech Company

Posted at 8:04 AM, Nov 17, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-17 08:04:19-05

PIKEVILLE, Ky. (EKB)–  For nearly two years, there has been much in the news about AppHarvest, a company promising to bring jobs and fresh produce to Pikeville through a massive greenhouse project originally planned for the Kentucky Enterprise Industrial Park.

According to our news partners at EKB, it now appears that the project has fallen through.

In September, the Pikeville City Commission announced a reduction in the amount of property it was offering the company from nearly 50 acres to just over 11.  Tuesday afternoon, the city commission voted to rescind the latest lease offer to the company.

Pikeville City Manager Philip Elswick says he is already reaching out to other companies who have expressed an interest in the property.