West Kentucky Projects Cleared for Funding

Washington, D.C – A bill passed by the House would provide more than 360 million dollars in federal funds for projects in western Kentucky. U.S. Representative Ed Whitfield says he hopes the Omnibus Appropriations Act for 2009 will create new jobs and boost local economies. Included in the bill is funding for the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion plant, Livingston County Library and the Olmstead Lock and Dam, among others. The bill will now be considered by the Senate and, upon approval, sent to the President to be signed into law.