Kentucky Congressman Ed Whitfield says despite his comments that the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion plant is on its "Last Leg" he’s keeping an open mind about the facility's future. Whitfield's comments about the plant were published in the Washington-based Weapons Complex Monitor.
Republicans are doubling down on their efforts to repeal the health care law and they’re getting assistance from some powerful Kentucky lawmakers. Kentucky’s Mitch McConnell is the top Republican in the Senate. He says he’s leading his conference into political battle over the health care law.
The US Department of Transportation will award a $9 million dollar grant to the Kentucky for repairs to the Eggner’s Ferry Bridge. Kentucky 1st District US Representative Ed Whitfield says the grant is authorized under the Emergency Relief program within the Federal Highway’s Administration. Whitfield says the money will help to restore the span crossing Kentucky Lake in a timely manner. Governor Steve Beshear says repairs should be complete by the Memorial Day holiday weekend or the contractor performing repairs faces hefty fines.
Kentucky Senator Rand Paul says he's still optimistic US Energy Secretary Steven Chu will authorize spent uranium re-enrichment at the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion plant. Paul tells The Paducah Sun preservation of the plant's nearly 1200 jobs will be a factor.