LISTEN LIVE KPR - On Air: Listen Live to classical, jazz and NPR news Schedule LATEST
NEWSCAST
KPR 2 - On Air: Listen live to KPR's all talk-radio service, KPR2 Recordings

Share this page              

Leavenworth County Commission Backs Away from Tyson Plant Support

The Leavenworth County Commission this (MON) morning backed off its support for a controversial chicken processing plant, throwing the future of the massive project into doubt. The Commission voted 2-to-1 to formally rescind a resolution that would have paved the way for $500 million in bonds to be issued for construction of the Tyson plant. The shift comes after a heated town hall meeting hosted by Kansas lawmakers in Tonganoxie Friday that drew more than 2,000 people. Republican state Representative Willie Dove says residents are frustrated, in part, because Tyson and the county commission have not been transparent.


State and local officials had put the deal together for the chicken plant without public input before it was unveiled by Governor Sam Brownback earlier this month. It’s unclear if Tyson will move forward without the promise of the county bonds.

State Representative Willie Dove:

Tower Frequencies

91.5 FM KANU Lawrence, Topeka, Kansas City
96.1 FM K241AR Lawrence (KPR2)
89.7 FM KANH Emporia
99.5 FM K258BT Manhattan
97.9 FM K250AY Manhattan (KPR2)
91.3 FM  KANV Junction City, Olsburg
89.9 FM K210CR Atchison
90.3 FM KANQ Chanute

See the Coverage Map for more details

Contact Us

Kansas Public Radio
1120 West 11th Street
Lawrence, KS 66044
Download Map
785-864-4530 (Main Line)
888-577-5268 (Toll Free)
contact@kansaspublicradio.org