Lundergan-Grimes visits voters in Paducah


Web Editor - Nick Miller

PADUCAH - A democratic candidate for the United States Senate made a stop in Western Kentucky on Tuesday.

Secretary of State Alison Lundergan-Grimes visited voters at Kirchoff's in Paducah. Grimes touted her plan for bringing more jobs to the western part of the state.

She also blasted her opponent, Senator Mitch McConnell, for voting against the omnibus budget compromise. That is because that bill included money for clean up at Paducah's Gaseous Diffusion Plant.

"Over two hundred million dollars could have come back here to McCracken County to help with our clean up efforts. Mitch McConnell votes against the people, not just Democrats, Republicans, and Independents, but the people of McCracken County, who need that funding desperately," said Lundergan-Grimes.

Senator Mitch McConnell did meet with local city leaders last fall when they visited Washington D.C. to push for funding, and a new company to take over operations.