May: Conecuh Ridge distillery a ‘go’

first_img By Jaine Treadwell Published 10:51 pm Friday, June 26, 2020 Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Email the author Next UpL.C. May, the National Brand Ambassador for Conecuh Ridge and the grandson of the whiskey’s namesake, Clyde May of neighboring Bullock County,” said he is often asked that question.“And, what I can say is that Conecuh Ridge Distillery is definitely coming to Troy,” May said. “But, when you are dealing with liquor, state controls are involved and there is also engineering work to be done and environmental concerns to be addressed and architectural plans to be made. All of these things take time. Opening a distillery is a long process.”May said the property for the Conecuh Ridge Distillery is basically pastureland with a couple of water sites. Print Article By The Penny Hoarder Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day You Might Like May: Conecuh Ridge distillery a ‘go’ May said there are no concrete dates for the completion of each phase but, if he had to put a date on when the first whiskey might run, it would be the fall of 2021 or early 2022.“But, right now, it would be hard to put a date on it,” he said. “There are too many factors involved.”May said his granddad, Clyde May, was a perfectionist. A fence post had to be exactly straight and the fence wire must be as straight as an arrow.Clyde May’s whiskey had to be the best it could be or he would pour it out.And, so it will be with “Clyde May’s Alabama Style Whiskey,” May said. It might take a little longer to get the distillery in Troy up and running but, when it is, “It will have been worth the wait.”The City of Troy’s commitment to the Conecuh Ridge Distillery project was to spend $1.6 million on the property to give to the facility in return for the company’s $13.5 million initial investment which had the potential to grow to around $20 million. The Alabama Department of Transportation would also spend $1.2 million to build a public access road for the company and the city also agreed to several  hundred-thousand dollars’ worth of incentives over the next 10 years based on the company’s usage and other goals.The Distillery would employ 50 full-time workers at an average salary of $54,000 a year. Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration A lot of hoopla surrounded Gov. Kay Ivey’s announcement on September 14, 2017, that Conecuh Ridge Distillery, the producer of Clyde May’s Alabama Style Whiskey, would be coming to Troy.Expectations were high that activity would soon be seen at the 70-plus acre site north of Troy. But time marched on and the question being asked in and around town was, and is, “What happened to the Conecuh Ridge Distillery?” Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Sponsored Content CELEBRATING GLENDA Traffic was backed up on Elm Street midday Thursday. Horns were honking, people were waving and yelling and some exited… read more Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Patriot Health ZoneHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential Health32-second Stretch Ends Back Pain & Sciatica (Watch)Healthier LivingThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Latest Stories Book Nook to reopen “There are no roads through the property and the roads have to come first,” he said. COVID-19 was a factor in getting the Conecuh Ridge Distillery project underway. May said, hopefully, in a month or so, ground will be broken for the Conecuh Ridge Distillery.”“There will be three phases of construction,” May said. “The first phase will be the distillery where the whiskey is actually made. That phase will include the construction of the rack houses and the bottling facility. Phases two and three will first include a tourist area with a museum and gift shop and later a restaurant, several cabins and a music park.” last_img read more

Lee “Lebo” Graf – Cedar Grove

first_imgThose surviving who will honor Lee’s memory include his wife, Cathy Graf; children, Stephanie (Tim) Bohman of St. Peters, Autumn (Ben) Reinier of W. Harrison, Phillip (Nicole) Graf of Franklin, Ashley (Derek) Graf of Cedar Grove, and 9 grandchildren.  Also surviving are his sisters and brothers, Yvonne (Linden) Brandes, Shelly (Larry) Lunsford, Rena (Jim) Sacksteder, Trisha (the late Dickie) Rosenberger, Alan (Mary) Graf, and Greg (Stephanie) Graf, all of Brookville, and one sister-in-law, Pam Graf of Cedar Grove.  Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Susan Graf, a brother, Donald “Mole” Graf and a brother-in-law, Dickie Rosenberger. Lee “Lebo” Graf, of Cedar Grove, was born on June 9, 1952 in Batesville, the son of Albert T. and Marilyn C. Mergenthal Graf.  He married Cathy A. Bischoff on August 12, 1972 at Holy Guardian Angels in Cedar Grove and together they raised 4 children.  Lee was a cement mason and a member of Holy Guardian Angels Church.  He was also active as a member of the Cedar Grove Conservation Club and the Cedar Grove Volunteer Fire Department.  Lee loved frying chicken and enjoyed fishing, hunting, and spending time with his family and friends, especially his grandchildren.  On Thursday, April 5, at the age of 65, Lee passed away at University Hospital in Cincinnati. Friends may visit with the family on Monday, April 9, 2018 from 4 until 8 p.m. at Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home, 929 Main Street, Brookville where Rosary will be prayed at 3:15.  Father Sean Danda will officiate the funeral mass on Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Guardian Angels Church.  In keeping with the Lee’s wishes, cremation will follow.center_img Memorial donations can be directed to FC CAN or to the Franklin County Humane Society.  To sign the online guestbook or to leave a personal condolence please visit  The staff of Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home is honored to care for the family of Lee Graf.last_img read more