Lexington’s CBS News affiliate reports:
Monday afternoon, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell took a trip to Morehead to tour AppHarvest’s facility. After his tour with AppHarvest founder and CEO Jonathan Webb, Senator McConnell addressed dozens of the facility’s workers and gave a glowing review of the facility.
He hopes money could come from the American Rescue Plan Act to help AppHarvest take this further into coal country, or from the bipartisan infrastructure bill which he supported back in August. Given Kentucky’s recent infrastructure report card from the American Society of Civil Engineers, McConnell said he is proud of that infrastructure bill.
“I’m surprised we even got a C. We have a lot of infrastructure needs, both in rural areas and with big bridges. It’s a godsend for Kentucky,” McConnell said.
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During a speech, McConnell honed in on the importance of the agriculture industry’s growth in the eastern Kentucky region. https://t.co/0Gh7daxDQd
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