Gov. Beshear presents check for improvement on Muhlenberg Co. road | News
MUHLENBERG CO., KY (WFIE)-
Kentucky officials are making plans for a roadway in Muhlenberg County.
Governor Steve Beshear made a stop there Tuesday afternoon and presented a check to rebuild a section of riverside road in the Rochester area.
Governor Beshear's announcement not only enhancing the safety of the Paradise Fossil Plant, but more importantly, the safety of its workers.
He presented a $430,000 check to the Muhlenberg County Fiscal Court for improvements along Riverside Road near the Tennessee Valley Authority Paradise Fossil Plant.
The 3.1 mile project includes funding for road stabilization, resurfacing, shoulder and drainage work. The cost of the project was $535,000.
"We have 400 people that come to work here everyday, and they've had to come on a road that is really hard to traverse big potholes. When it rains, it's very treacherous. We've actually had accidents out there," said Bill Johnson, the CEO of the Paradise Plant. "So for us, safety is our number one tenant. That's what we do everyday so to get our employees here safely to work is a big thing. This road means a lot to us."
The Paradise Plant generates 14 billion kilowatt hours of electricity each year, which supplies more than 950,000 homes.
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