October brings the second round of layoffs at the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant. For local business owners, that is money out of their pockets. One local community staple, just down the road from the plant, has counted on those paychecks for generations.
Most any morning you can find Ray Leigh in the back of a green cinder block building tucked off the Old Highway 60 outside of Kevil, Kentucky.
There'll be smoke rising from out back, and he'll be cooking barbecue. Strictly old school, coal shoveled barbecue.