08 Mar McConnell/Barr Luncheon at Mustard Seed Hill
The Paris-Bourbon County Economic Development Authority in Paris, Kentucky received $2.3 million in recovery assistance for roadway infrastructure improvements to accommodate the expansion of the Paris-Bourbon County Industrial Park. The federal funding, distributed by the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) was made available by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Senator Mitch McConnell introduced the bipartisan CARES Act in the Senate and led its enactment in about a week. Senator McConnell and Congressman Andy Barr also contacted EDA in support of their constituents’ competitive grant application. A presentation and press conference were held Monday at Mustard See Hill. The Paris-Bourbon County EDA was also awarded $575,000 in Discretionary Funds from the Kentucky Department of Transportation.
In photo above from left to right are, EDA Executive Director Gordon Wilson, Paris City Commissioner Stan Galbraith, EDA Board Member Drew Perraut, Senator Mitch McConnell, EDA Board Member Ann Thompson Haley, Congressman Andy Barr,Representative Matt Koch, EDA Attorney Patrick Watson, Traditional Bank and EDA Board Member Chuck Redwine and CMWA Executive Vice President Jeff Birdsong.
In photo below from left are, EDA Executive Director Gordon Wilson, Paris City Commissioner Stan Galbraith, Senator Mitch McConnell, Commissioner, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Department of Rural & Municipal Aid, Bobbi Jo Lewis, Congressman Andy Barr, Representative Matt Koch, Traditional Bank and EDA Board Member Chuck Redwine and CMWA Executive Vice President Jeff Birdsong.