HARRODSBURG - Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., stopped in Harrodsburg Friday morning to break ground on the final part of the six-year-old project to bring the city's sewage treatment system in compliance with state and federal regulations.
McConnell, a member of the Senate's agriculture committee and the agriculture appropriations and Rural Development subcommittees, was here to present the money designated for the project.
The senior senator from Kentucky and the majority whip of the U.S. Senate presented a symbolic check for $2.3 million.
Before McConnell's arrival, City Administrative Officer Ed Music explained that half of the money is a grant and the other half is a loan. It all comes from the Rural Development Administration. Friday's event was held on Chiles Street in front of Morgan Row.
As a member of the agriculture-related subcommittees who write the checks for Rural Development, McConnell said it was a pleasure to see where the money is going and how communities are benefiting from the funds.