Southern Pennyrile Chamber Alliance to discuss 2014 legislative agenda Wednesday
by Franklin Clark, Reporter -- fclark@cadizrecord.com
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Late last fall, Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear (above) center) signed a bill raising the speed limit on U.S. 68/Ky. 80 to 65 miles per hour in Trigg, Christian, Todd and Logan Counties. This was one of the SPCA’s 2011 goals.</i>
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Late last fall, Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear (above) center) signed a bill raising the speed limit on U.S. 68/Ky. 80 to 65 miles per hour in Trigg, Christian, Todd and Logan Counties. This was one of the SPCA’s 2011 goals.

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The Southern Pennryile Chamber Alliance will talk about its 2014 legislative agenda during a media conference that will be held at Hopkinsville Community College at 10 a.m. Wednesday.

The SPCA, made up of Trigg, Christian and Todd counties, calls itself a “strategic advocacy alliance” that works with the state government on behalf of the three counties in the Southern Pennryile region.

A bill the SPCA advocated for starting in 2011 – raising the speed limit on U.S. 68/Ky. 80 across the three counties from 55 to 65 miles per hour – became law late last year. SPCA officials said at the time that raising the speed limit would be helpful to long-term commuter patterns and would encourage people to use the corridor instead of driving around it.

The group has also lobbied to make sure the two replacement four-lane bridges across Lake Barkley and Kentucky Lake stay on the state’s six-year road plan.

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