The Southern Pennyrile Chamber Alliance unveiled its 2014 Legislative Agenda Wednesday morning, which includes a mixture of new and old requests.
Some past successes were also highlighted, including money allotted last year for design and land acquisition for the Breathitt Veterinary Center project. Christian County Judge-Executive Steve Tribble says that initiative received a major boost when Murray State donated land on its Regional Campus, leaving additional money that can hopefully be put toward the construction phase.
One new project is a request for $6.7 million for a proposed Elkton Southern Bypass. Todd Judge-Executive Daryl Greenfield says it would hopefully take some truck traffic off the square and help with school time traffic.
Trigg County is hoping for a $3 million facelift at Lake Barkley State Park and Campground. Judge-Executive Hollis Alexander says his county depends heavily on tourism and renovations for that park have been needed for some time.
Other projects listed on the agenda include keeping the Barkley Bridges in the six year road plan, securing design funds to improve the Pennyrile Parkway to interstate highway standards, building a new interchange with Interstate 24 at Lafayette Road, completing the Hopkisnville northeast bypass, and encouraging legislation that would expand broadband internet access in the region.