By Larry Rowell
Casey County News
Steve Burchell shakes his head in utter disbelief as he talks about the news he received at work on Thursday.
“I’m shocked. There were people crying when they told us,” Burchell said, referring to Fruit of the Loom COO Tony Pelaski informing 601 employees that the textile plant in Jamestown was closing by Dec. 31. Layoffs will be scheduled in phases, beginning June 8, according to a letter given to employees.