New Carrollton JCTC building included in House budget, Rep. Rand announces

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By The Staff

A long-awaited $12 million addition to the Carrollton campus of Jefferson Community and Technical College is included in the House budget approved Tuesday night by the chamber’s Appropriations and Revenue Committee, state Rep. Rick Rand announced today.


            “As many may recall, this project was vetoed by Governor Fletcher four years ago, so the need for it is even greater than before,” said Rep. Rand, who represents Carroll County and chairs the powerful budget committee.  “This project is part of the House’s $1 billion ‘Kentucky Jobs for Kentucky Families’ program that will build schools like ours; bring new water and sewer service to more Kentuckians; and refortify our highway system, all while creating or retaining as many as 25,000 jobs.”


            The proposed budget is expected to be passed by the full House later this evening, Rep. Rand said.  At that point, the Senate will then spend several weeks making whatever changes it feels are necessary.  Barring something unforeseen, a final budget will be approved by the end of the month.


            “I’m proud that the House is strongly supporting this project and hundreds of others across the state as we look for ways to put Kentuckians back to work,” Rep. Rand said.  “If the Senate agrees as I hope, we can begin looking for a groundbreaking date on our campus.”