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Panel rejects internet project

Jun 21, 2019 - The Cincinnati Enquirer (Ohio)

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Gnawing squirrels came under fire in Frankfort as lawmakers blocked the state's long-delayed internet project from borrowing an additional $110 million it needs to move forward.

Officials charged with overseeing KentuckyWired, the ambitious project started under former Gov. Steve Beshear to boost Kentucky's internet infrastructure by stringing fiber-optic cable across the state, said squirrels damaged cable that was supposed to be activated in April.

"It seems Kentuc...