WKU Public Radio News Staff
Thu October 17, 2002
Judge Executive Forum in Warren County
Bowling Green – Controversy over the Kentucky tri-modal transpark dominated much of the discussion at last night's Judge Executive forum in Warren County. Democratic challenger Harold Brantley charged that local leaders have spent millions of taxpayer dollars on a project which is not supported by area residents. Brantley says a non-binding referendum should have been held before significant tax dollars were spent on the proposed transpark in northern Warren County.
Republican incumbent Mike Buchanon defended the project and predicted that the facility will eventually create high paying jobs in the area. The incumbent says the project is now being developed in phases, to reduce the risk of failure. Buchanon said Warren County is investing in the transpark so it can compete for jobs with areas like Cullman, Alabama and Louisville, Kentucky. Voters in Warren County will decide the outcome of the Judge Executive race on November 5.