Category: News

Kentucky has allocated half of its federal stimulus money. Where will the rest go?

This article was originally posted by Daniel Desrochers on the Herald-Leader. When Kentucky lawmakers learned they would be receiving more than $2.4 billion in federal stimulus money, imaginations started running. It was the legislative budgeting equivalent of winning the lottery — an unexpected windfall and they didn’t even have to […]

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White House Proposes 8-Year, $2 Trillion Infrastructure Plan

This article was original posted by Lauren Schapker on the Washington Newsline What’s happening: President Joe Biden today is proposing $387 billion for transportation infrastructure improvements during an event in Pittsburgh. The American Jobs Plan (AJP) is billed as a way to rebuild the nation’s infrastructure systems while generating employment […]

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‘Totally overwhelming.’ KY’s sole progressive in DC on big plans, newfound power and pot

This article was originally posted by Linda Blackford on the Herald-Leader. As the only Democrat in Kentucky’s Congressional delegation — and a progressive one at that — U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth of Louisville has spent a lot of time shouting into the wind. Guns, climate change, minimum wage, over the […]

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Kentuckians for Better Transportation Announces New Executive Director

Kentuckians for Better Transportation (KBT) welcomed a new Executive Director to lead the organization starting December 1. Jennifer Kirchner, a former executive director for the Danville-Boyle County Convention and Visitors Bureau, brings extensive experience building partnerships within a community and region. At the Bureau, Kirchner was responsible for leading the […]

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Leaders Say Riverport Upgrades Could Mean Economic Growth for Paducah, Mccracken County

PADUCAH – Two grants, one riverport, and endless possibilities: The Paducah-McCracken County Riverport Authority is currently upgrading the riverport in Paducah. City leaders say it could put Paducah on the map as a landing site for a major employer, which could mean more jobs. Crews are working on reinforcing concrete at […]

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Ranking Member Graves Statement From Hearing on Airport Investment

PRESS RELEASE |  For Immediate Release: March 26, 2019 Contact: Justin Harclerode or Suzanne Youngblood (202) 225-9446 Washington, D.C. – Opening remarks, as prepared, of Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Ranking Member Sam Graves (R-MO) from today’s hearing entitled, “The Cost of Doing Nothing: Why Investment in our Nation’s Airports […]

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Chair Defazio Statement From Hearing on “Aligning Federal Surface Transportation Policy to Meet 21st Century Needs”

Washington, D.C. — The following are opening remarks, as prepared for delivery, from Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) during today’s hearing titled: “Aligning Federal Surface Transportation Policy to Meet 21st Century Needs.” Thank you, Chair Norton and Ranking Member Davis, for holding this hearing. […]

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