McConnell: Port Oliver Recreation Area is a reality thanks to a “cooperative effort”

U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell talked about the cooperative efforts that it took to make the Port Oliver Recreation Area a reality for Barren River Lake.

   Around 70 people attended the dedication and ribbon-cutting for the Port Oliver Recreation Area May 29. The recreation facility is located next to the Barren River Dam in Allen County.
   U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell told the crowd that the facility became reality due to a cooperative effort between private citizens, county, state, and federal officials.
   The dedication and ribbon-cutting was hosted by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Carlos Lopez, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers park manager for the Barren River Lake.

U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell

In addition to McConnell, Allen County Judge Executive Johnny Hobdy, Scottsville Mayor Rob Cline and Allen County Chamber of Commerce President Eric Hagan provided remarks, along with Colonel Luke Leonard, the commander of the Louisville District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.     
   Following the ribbon-cutting, McConnell was presented with a framed aerial view of Port Oliver Recreation Area in appreciation of his efforts with the facility.
   For photos of Port Oliver Recreation Area, click Port Oliver Photos.

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