After months of political wrangling, The Kentucky Senate voted 100-0 to name the Corvette the State’s official sports car. The House had already passed the measure and the bill is now off to the desk the Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear to be signed into law.
The bill appeared to be dead several weeks ago. State Representative C.B. Embry Jr (R – Morgantown) has been pushing for the bill for several years as has State Senator Mike Reynolds who represents the district that includes Bowling Green. Two weeks ago, it appeared the bill was dead in the Senate after it was sent to a legislative committee.
Bowling Green’s Corvette Assembly Plant and the National Corvette Museum are growing tourist destinations with annual visits of 50,000 people to the plant and 150,000 people visiting the Museum each year.