Budget and Transpark

Warren county officials say they are extremely happy with the outcome of the budget passed by the Kentucky General Assembly.

Warren County Judge Executive, Mike Buchanon, says the county will receive over 175 million dollars worth of roadwork, funding for projects at Western Kentucky University, and money for the exterior renovation of the Warren County Courthouse.

The Kentucky Transpark is also receiving more money. It will get four and a half million dollars for a rail spur.

Officials hope this improvement will help the Transpark to recruit new businesses.

Jim Hizer, the president of the Kentucky Transpark and the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce says: "It's very difficult to try to sell a rail client on a business park, or an industrial park, where it's not clear how they're getting rail service."

Hizer says he's working with a few clients that would need rail service if they came to Warren County. He says: "We have a couple of clients, one in particular that has told us rail service is critically important to them and we've told them all along that we would get them rail service if they would commit to come to the Transpark."

For more information about the Kentucky Transpark you can log onto www.kentuckytranspark.org.

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