Commonwealth of Kentucky
Contact: Woody Maglinger
Gov. Bevin to Ceremonially Sign “Leeper Act”
Wednesday in Paducah
SB 11 lifts 33-year-old moratorium on nuclear power plant construction
FRANKFORT, Ky. (June 12, 2017) – Gov. Matt Bevin will join state and local officials in Paducah on Wednesday to ceremonially sign the recently enacted Senate Bill 11. The legislation, known as the “Leeper Act,” lifts Kentucky’s 33-year-old moratorium on nuclear power plant construction.
McCracken County is home to the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant, which produced enriched uranium from 1954 until 2013 and employed more than 1,000 local residents at its peak.
Governor Matt Bevin
Senator Danny Carroll
McCracken County Judge/Executive Bob Leeper
Ceremonial Signing of Senate Bill 11 (“Leeper Act”)
Wednesday, June 14
5:00 p.m. (CDT)
Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce
300 South 3rd Street