Yesterday, half a dozen local officials traveled to Frankfort to meet with Governor Matt Bevin, key staff, and high ranking state officials in the Senate, Transportation Cabinet, and Department of Agriculture.
The group, led by Hopkinsville Mayor Carter Hendricks and County Judge/Executive Steve Tribble, advocated for several Hopkinsville-Christian County priority projects to:
1. Obtain interstate designation for the Edward T. Breathitt Pennyrile Parkway in Christian County;
2. Secure funding to enhance protections for Fort Campbell and its airfields and further the Megasite and economic development efforts, while protecting continued strong production of fertile South Christian farmland;
3. Promote important local transportation projects to widen West 7th Street, fund a new exchange at Lafayette Road to access Interstate 24, develop an industrial connector from Commerce Park on US 41 to KY 115, and complete the US 68/80 Bypass.
4. Stimulate support for the 2017 total solar eclipse.
Other members of the delegation included:
1. Nate Pagan, Hopkinsville City Administrator
2. John Mahre, Community and Development Services Board Member
3. Lee Conrad, Southwest Kentucky Economic Development Council Board Member
In addition to the jam-packed schedule of meetings in the Capitol, the group networked with Commonwealth business leaders and attended a dinner hosted by the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce for Kentucky Chamber Day.
For more information about the trip or the area’s state policy priorities, please contact the Mayor’s Office at (270) 890-0200.
Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin welcomes Mayor Carter Hendricks and Hopkinsville-Christian County delegation. Pictured left to right are Lee Conrad, John Mahre, Hendricks, Bevin, Judge Executive Tribble, State Senator Whitney Westerfield, and Nate Pagan.
Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles meets with Hopkinsville-County delegation. Pictured left to right are Judge Executive Tribble, Lee Conrad, Mayor Hendricks, Quarles, John Mahre, and Nate Pagan.