Commonwealth's congressional delegation en Beshear intercedes on behalf of Paducah plant <p>Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear has joined with members of the Commonwealth&#39;s congressional delegation to press the US Department of Energy to offer a plan for the future of Paducah&#39;s government-owned nuclear enrichment plant.&nbsp; The plant could cease operations later this year, eliminating about 1,200 jobs.&nbsp; Beshear sent a letter to Energy Secretary Steven Chu Monday, saying lack of action by the DOE is putting a major economic engine in western Kentucky at risk.&nbsp; Beshear&#39;s letter came days after Republican Senate Leader Mitch McConnell, Senator Rand Paul and Repre Wed, 15 Feb 2012 13:11:44 +0000 Todd Hatton 16933 at