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JEC provides patriotic greeting for groundbreaking


Jackson Energy crews provided a patriotic greeting for local, state and federal officials who were on hand for the groundbreaking at the Greer Industrial Park in London. Bucket truck held a large American flag as visitors drove into the site for the groundbreaking of a water tower and a build-ready site for new industries. The ceremony was held Thursday, October 25.

The groundbreaking was hosted by the London-Laurel County Industrial Development Association (LLCIDA) and LLCIDA Director Paula Thompson served as the emcee. Guest speakers included U.S. Fifth District Congressman Hal Rogers, USDA Rural Development Kentucky Director Hilda Legg, Kentucky Commissioner for the Department of Local Government Sandy Dunahoo, Kentucky Infrastructure Authority Executive Director Donna McNeil, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Project Planning Chief Angela Dunn, Laurel County Judge Executive David Westerfield and London Mayor Troy Rudder. 

Congressman Rogers announced a $1.3 million grant by the Army Corps of Engineers for the 500,000 water storage tank. Legg announced $1.95 million in grant money for infrastructure improvements for the project. Greer Industrial Park was purchased in 2017 and site work has been underway at the facility, which is located off U.S. 25 south of London.