PACRO making progress in selecting new leadership


Anchor - Todd Faulkner
Web Editor - Mason Stevenson

MCCRACKEN COUNTY, Ky. - The Paducah Area Community Reuse Organization, or PACRO, is one step closer to having a new administrator.

PACRO is the group charged with lessening the impact of the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant closure.

During a special called meeting Tuesday, members of PACRO's executive council listened to presentations by Paducah Economic Development and the McCracken County Fiscal Court.

The council selected PED as its preferred choice to serve as PACRO's administrative arm.

"We really need an administrator that is willing to roll their sleeves up and work hard to get some of the properties at the DOE site re-industrialized, as well as, the assets transferred for future economic development," Paducah mayor Gayle Kaler said.

The council will make its recommendation to the full board during a meeting scheduled for Thursday.

At that time members could take an official vote.

Tuesday's meeting comes after one last week involving the same groups.  That meeting was rescheduled after committee members admitted to violating Kentucky open meeting's laws.