Lieutenant Governor Abramson's Communications Office
Lt. Gov. Abramson Participates in Ribbon-Cutting for Taylor County Road Project

Press Release Date:  Thursday, January 19, 2012  
Revision Date:  Thursday, January 19, 2012 
Contact Information:  Kerri Richardson
Terry Sebastian

New road to technology park enhances local economic development opportunities

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – Lieutenant Governor Jerry Abramson today joined local leaders in a ribbon-cutting ceremony for a new entrance road to the Heartland Commerce and Technology Park off Highway 55 in Campbellsville.

The entrance, 2100 New Columbia Road, will allow local access to the technology park that offers more than 200 acres for local economic development opportunities.

“Governor Steve Beshear saw the importance in this project and worked diligently with local officials and lawmakers from both parties to help fund it,” Lt. Gov. Abramson said. “This project has truly been a bipartisan effort and will enhance economic development in Campbellsville, Taylor County and the surrounding communities for generations to come.”

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet provided $243,000 in state funds to assist with completion of the entrance road.

The city and county road departments worked together on the excavation to get the road to proper grade for the pavement, according to local officials. This represents $150,000 of in-kind service provided by the local governments.

Team Taylor County, a local economic development initiative, is currently focused on expanding business opportunities at the “shovel ready” technology park.

“This is a great example of county and city government working together, partnering with state government,” said Taylor County Judge-Executive Eddie Rogers. “On behalf of the citizens of Taylor County, I want to express our many thanks to Gov. Beshear for his support on this important project.”

“Working together, we can do more to move our community forward,” said Campbellsville Mayor Tony Young. “Completing Heartland Commerce and Technology Park’s access road is an important project, and we are grateful for Gov. Beshear’s assistance.”

“This road will service a healthy industrial park and continue to improve the promise of job creation in Taylor County. I am thankful for the Governor’s support of this project,” Sen. Jimmy Higdon said.

“On behalf of the citizens of Taylor County, I would like to thank Gov. Beshear and the Transportation Cabinet for teaming up with city and county officials in a collaborative effort to make possible this entrance road,” Rep. John “Bam” Carney said. “This is a perfect example of what teamwork can accomplish. This will be a vital tool in enhancing economic development in Taylor County and surrounding areas.”