Rancho Poultry won't build in Lebanon

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Economics 'just didn't work out'

By Stephen Lega

Gov. Steve Beshear announced last July that Rancho Poultry would open a $43-million, 100,000-square-foot chicken processing plant in Lebanon.

Last week, Marion County Economic Development Director Tom Lund said that's not going to happen after all.

"It's the economy," Lund said.

Instead, Rancho Poultry will renovate an existing plant in another state, according to Ed Sanchez, a Rancho Poultry executive.

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