curtis talk head rightMUHLENBERG COUNTY, Ky. (1/11/19) — Recently sworn-in Muhlenberg Judge-Executive Curtis McGehee spoke to the Greater Muhlenberg Chamber of Commerce yesterday about his optimistic vision for the county while also expressing concern about the possible closure of last coal-burning unit at TVA.

The considered closure of TVA’s Unit 3 by TVA board of directors would not only affect the workers at the plant but also businesses throughout the area making the possible closure a “regional problem”.

McGehee told the membership that new businesses and industries are attracted to areas that are safe, clean and healthy places to live. He emphasized that Muhlenberg countians should strive to provide that type of environment.

“The No. 1 lifeline to Muhlenberg County is economic development,” said McGehee to members gathered for the first luncheon meeting of the year.

He also suggested a pre-employment program developed to help unemployed workers be prepared for job interviews.

Other activities during the chamber luncheon included passing of the president’s gavel from Logan Porter to Jessica Browning.

woodsonKentucky 4-H State President Jonna Woodson, a Muhlenberg County High School graduate attending Murray State University, spoke to the chamber about challenges and opportunities of her office.

Also during the meeting, Old National Bank presented a $15,000 endowment to the Muhlenberg County High School Youth Leadership Program on behalf of Peggy Williams, who recently retired as Regional President after 40 years. The endowment will go toward sponsoring 100 students over the next five years taking part in the program.



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Paul Moore
SurfKY News Reporter

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