Legislature Gives Final OK to University Projects

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

The state Legislature has given final approval for a $110 million renovation of the University of Kentucky's Commonwealth Stadium.

The House voted 95-0 on Wednesday for final passage of the measure that allows six of the state's public universities to spend $363 million on construction projects.

The Senate voted overwhelmingly earlier Wednesday to approve the measure. Gov. Steve Beshear is expected to sign the measure into law on Thursday. It was the first bill passed in the current legislative session.

The top selling points for the proposal are that the projects will be paid for by the universities without any General Fund money and that they will create more than 5,000 construction jobs.


WBKO.com is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

Keep it clean, keep it civil, keep it truthful, stay on topic, be responsible, no links, share your knowledge, and please suggest removal of comments that violate these standards.

powered by Disqus
WBKO 2727 Russellville Road Bowling Green, KY 42101-3976 Phone: 270-781-1313 After Hours Hotline: 270-781-6397 Fax: 270-781-1814
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 192152751