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March 12, 2009.
EDITOR'S NOTE - The once busy and proud Continental Tire plant in Mayfield is now an empty shell with a sad sign out front that advertises the building for lease. In this story, veteran journalist, television show host, and union member Berry Craig writes of what happened at Continental. For those of you who think that foreign made is better and cheaper, take note. We always wonder who will buy foreign made goods when American workers, like those at Continental, are out of work. Are tires cheaper for being made offshore? Or was there more profit for the company to show Wall Street?
MAYFIELD, Ky. - The parking lots at the big Continental-General Tire plant near Mayfield had surrendered to cracks and patches of tough, stubby grass.
The north lot is jammed again, but not with workers’ vehicles. The weather-worn asphalt is stacked with tree branches, debris from one of Kentucky 's worst ice storms
CALLING ALL POLICY WONKS!
Charts, graphs, statistics at two of the wonkiest websites lay out in excruciating detail how bad the states are doing collecting tax money.