Wed March 31, 2010
Grant$ Could Decide Where to Build the New EOC
By Chris Taylor
Paducah, KY – The McCracken County Fiscal Court may decide the property it owns on Coleman Road is the best site for a new Emergency Operations Center. That's because of the prospect of qualifying for a $1 million Homeland Security grant, which the County applied for earlier this month. However, the application specifies the new center would be built next to the 34-year-old current one. Judge Executive Van Newberry tells the Paducah Sun he no longer favors the Coleman Road site after reviewing two other sites: one being the privately owned former Shoppers Fair building on Joe Clifton Drive, and the other being the former Swinford Trucking headquarters on Bleich Road. Newberry says he doesn't know if the site location can be changed in the event the grant is awarded.