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Paducah Receives $10.4 Million Transportation Grant For Riverfront Projects

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Matt Markgraf
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WKMS

The City of Paducah will receive a multi-million-dollar federal grant to expand projects on the city’s riverfront.

A release from Senator Mitch McConnell’s office Wednesday says the $10.4 million dollar grant is called “BUILD”, standing for “Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development”. The funds will go toward several riverfront expansion projects that includes building a plaza, riverfront pier and pedestrian path.

“The Paducah community continues to tap into its beautiful geography at the heart of our nation’s inland waterways network,” said Senator McConnell in the release. “With this BUILD grant, Paducah can continue creating new opportunities for tourism, recreation and commerce along the riverfront in support of good jobs and economic growth. Making Paducah an economic leader in our Commonwealth and the region has long been a priority for me, and I have been proud to work with Mayor Harless, Judge Clymer, and other city leaders to continue developing the riverfront and its vast potential. As Senate Majority Leader, I’m constantly looking for new opportunities for this wonderful region, and I was glad to help deliver this latest federal investment in Paducah’s bright future.”

The grant comes after a previously announced nine-million-dollar award for the Paducah Waterfront Development Project.

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