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Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin, center, on right, standing beside Hiroyuki Takigawa, whose family owns Takigawa Corporation, along with company and public officials, participates in the ceremonial groundbreaking for a new manufacturing facility in the Bardstown-Nelson County industrial park Friday.
Takigawa breaks ground

They started with 150 potential sites and narrowed the list to 50. Then it was five.

But in the end, it was Bardstown that topped the list of sites for Takigawa Corporation’s first North American site, said its president, Hiroyuki Takigawa, at the company’s ceremonial groundbreaking Friday.

Takigawa said it was on their second visit, while he was talking with Kim Huston in her Nelson County Economic Development Agency office, that Judge-Executive Dean Watts stopped by just to say “Hi” and shake his hand.