ADVERTISEMENT
McConnell Urges TVA to Keep Coal-Fired Plant
By AP
FRANKFORT, KY - Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell has met with Tennessee Valley Authority President William Johnson to seek continued operation of the Paradise Fossil Plant, a coal-fired generator in Drakesboro.

TVA is reviewing the future of the Paradise plant.

McConnell said closure of the plant, which burned more than 6 million tons of Kentucky coal last year, would hurt the economy.

Most of Kentucky's federal delegation co-signed a letter to Johnson, telling him it's important that TVA maintain an "all-inclusive energy portfolio." For that reason, they urged him to keep the coal-fired plant running and continue to purchase coal mined in Kentucky.

The plant has about 400 full-time employees. McConnell said thousands of other jobs are dependent on the plant, including those of coal miners.

Published 03:11 PM, Friday Oct. 25, 2013
Updated 03:23 PM, Friday Oct. 25, 2013

Please login to leave a comment.
  • View Comment
    View Comments

Weather

Paducah, KY and Surrounding Area:

Today:

H: 86° L: 70°
Scattered Storms
Currently:

82°
Clear


View 7-Day Forecast
ADVERTISEMENT

Traffic Now

ADVERTISEMENT

Video