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Posted: Thursday, 07 November 2013 4:50PM

Todd County Career Pathways Institute Receives $1.5 Million

The Todd County Career Pathways Institute is now fully funded, after Congressman Ed Whitfield presented a 1.5 million dollar check Thursday afternoon. The 1st District Congressman addressed a group of Todd County Central High students.

There was concern about whether the Institute would open after Hemlock Semiconductors announced it would not open in Clarksville, but community officials and businesses like Glass Door Solutions made it happen.

Todd County Judge Executive Daryl Greenfield says Fiscal Court took a leap of faith and pledged 500-thousand dollars before they knew the project would even get off the ground

Christian County applied for and received 250-thousand dollars that it pledged to the Institute. 16th District Representative Martha Jane King says the Institute is a much needed facility and students should be proud.

No time line has been released for when the Institute will be open to students, but with the final funding work should begin soon.

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