Southern Pennyrile Chamber Alliance shfits focus to bridges, other projects
by Franklin Clark, Reporter -- fclark@cadizrecord.com
Feb 13, 2013 | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Dr. Jim Selbe, President of Hopkinsville Community College and member of the Southern Pennyrile Chamber Alliance, says he’s heard nothing but good things anecdotally about the increased speed limit along U.S. 68/Ky. 80.

“I’ve asked some questions about whether there’s any hard data to show traffic patterns, and no one knows of any yet,” said Selbe. “What we’re being told is the people who live along the 68/80 corridor are reporting considerably more truck traffic coming through there, which is an increase in the commerce through that region, which is what we hoped for.”

Last week, about 15 people, including Selbe, other SPCA members and officials from Trigg, Christian and Todd counties – including Trigg County Judge Executive Hollis Alexander – went to Frankfort to talk with Governor Steve Beshear as well as State House and Senate members, including John Tlley and Greg Stumbo, about the SPCA’s priorities for this year. One of the SPCA’s goals was the increased speed limit.

“They heard us as one unified voice for this area,” said Alexander. “I think they took it to heart, I think it was very productive.”

Both Alexander and Selbe said they thought the trip went very well, with state officials praising them for their multi-county efforts and understanding the need to view the area as a region instead of just as three separate counties.

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