Last week, Senator McConnell helped stop the Administration from shutting down a Kentucky garment factory. Over 100 jobs at Ashland Sales and Service, Co., located in Olive Hill, Kentucky, were in jeopardy as Federal Prison Industries threatened to underbid the company's contract to make dress jackets that are mandatory for all members of the Air Force.
On Friday, Federal Prison Industries informed Senator McConnell that they would no longer pursue the contract currently held by Ashland Sales and Service, Co. Senator McConnell responded to this good news with the following statement: "This is great news for the entire Olive Hill community. I am pleased the right decision was made and the jobs of the 100 hard-working employees at the company will now be saved."