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Earmarks requested by Sen. Mitch McConnell

Data from Fiscal Year 2008 appropriations bills supplied by Taxpayers for Common Sense.

AmountEarmark DescriptionIntended Recipient
$102,336,000 for Olmstead Locks and Dam, Ohio River, IL & KY
$53,234,000 for Wolf Creek (Seepage Control)
$51,168,000 for Kentucky Lock and Dam, Tennessee River
$51,017,000 for Ammunition Demilitarization Facility PH VIII
$49,000,000 for Vehicle Maintenance Complex
$44,280,000 for McAlpine Locks and Dam, Ohio River, KY & IN
$35,000,000 for Special Operations Forces Battalion Operations Complex
$28,000,000 for Blue Grass Chemical Agent Destruction
$27,000,000 for Barracks (Grow the Force)
$24,000,000 for Unit Operation Facilities (Grow the Force)
$18,500,000 for Special Operations Forces Group Support Battalion Complex
$18,000,000 for Ammunition Demilitarization Facility PH VIII
$11,760,000 for Mk 45 Mod 5" Gun Depot Overhauls
$9,804,000 for Wolf Creek Dam, Lake Cumberland
$8,600,000 for Child Development Center (Ages 0-5)
$8,213,000 for University of Louisville Research Foundation, to upgrade and expand cardiovascular facilities.
$8,000,000 for Destroyer Modernization Weapons
$6,800,000 for Phalanx Next Generation JKM; HDL Research Lab
$6,700,000 for Cantonment Area Roads
$5,880,000 for 21st Century Parks Project
$5,000,000 for Indoor Range
$5,000,000 for Anti-Sniper Infrared Targeting System
$4,000,000 for Soldier Portable Solid Fuel Hydrogen Generator Cartridge Defense Company
$3,936,000 for Consortium for Plant Biomass, Inc.
$3,920,000 for Paducah Waterfront Development Project
$3,840,000 for AGS Pallets
$3,200,000 for Kentucky National Guard Counter-Drug Program
$3,200,000 for MTTC/IPI and National Surface Treatment Center
$3,200,000 for Ft Knox Godman Airfield ASR
$3,200,000 for Bio/Nano-MEMS for Defense Applications
$2,756,000 for Small Public Water System Technology Assistance Centers
$2,582,000 for Appropriate Technology Transfer for Rural Areas National Center for Appropriate Technology, Butte, Montana
$2,085,000 for Forage-Animal Production Research Facility, for construction of this facility
$1,968,000 for Kentucky Rural Energy Consortium at the University of Louisville
$1,960,000 for Paducah Area Transit System
$1,960,000 for Murray-Calloway County Economic Development Corporation for the Industrial Park Acquisition and Development Project
$1,870,000 for Cumberland Gap National Historic Park (Fern Lake)
$1,600,000 for Military Fuels Research Program
$1,600,000 for National Network Security test bed
$1,462,000 for University of Kentucky, for equipment and renovation.
$1,462,000 for Western Kentucky University Research Foundation, equipment acquisition for the science, technology and engineering facility
$1,390,000 for Animal Waste Management Research Laboratory, Bowling Green, KY
$1,329,000 for The Monroe County Water District, Tompkinsville for drinking water and construction project
$1,280,000 for Digital Direct Manufacturing Research Center University of Louisville Research Foundaiton
$1,225,000 for Louisville International Airport, runway widening/ improvements
$1,222,000 for University of Louisville, technology to assist trauma victims without immediate access to emergency medical care, including astronauts
$1,120,000 for Visualization for Training and Simulation in urban terrains
$1,104,000 for Marrowbone Creek
$1,000,000 for Center for Resilient Financial Services e-Cavern Partnership
$984,000 for The Green River Valley Water District in Hart County for drinking water project
$984,000 for University of Louisville Regional NMR Facility, Research in fundamental processes of electron transport systems and the structural biology of proteins
$980,000 for Transit Authority of Northern Kentucky Bus Replacement Project
$900,000 for University of Kentucky, new product development and commercialization center for rural manufacturers
$886,000 for Daniel Boone National Forest, Law Enforcement
$800,000 for Model-Based Enterprise
$771,000 for Kentucky Soil Erosion Control NRCS Kentucky
$710,000 for Technical Assistance to providing Grants to Soil Conservation Districts in KY Kentucky Division of Conservation
$705,000 for Western Kentucky Environmental Monitoring Network, to complete the development of a monitoring system that will collect real-time observations through a statewide grid of stations in Kentucky administered, Western Kentucky University Research Foundation
$705,000 for University of Louisville Research Foundation, Louisville, KY, for forensics equipment
$628,000 for Health Education Through Extension Leadership University of Kentucky
$564,000 for Henderson County Fiscal Court, Henderson County, KY, for equipment upgrades
$559,000 for New Crop Opportunities, KY University of Kentucky
$517,000 for Consortium for Plant Biotechnology Research
$502,000 for Precision agriculture, KY University of Kentucky
$492,000 for Clarks River National Wildlife Refuge
$487,000 for Western Kentucky University Research Foundation, for the Western Kentucky University Mobile Health Screening Unit.
$487,000 for University of Kentucky Research Foundation for the Kentucky Oral Health Initiative
$487,000 for Northern Kentucky University, for the Infrastructure Management Institute
$481,000 for Advanced Genetic Technologies, KS University of Kentucky
$450,000 for Chapel Center
$394,000 for Sustainable Buildings Project at the University of Louisville
$376,000 for University of Louisville Research Foundation, Louisville, KY, to develop methods for detecting child abuse.
$376,000 for University of Kentucky Research Foundation. Lexington, KY, to encourage and prepare students from economically-disadvantaged backgrounds to pursue careers in law.
$345,000 for Abraham Lincoln Birthplace Nat'l Historic Site
$329,000 for Northern Kentucky University Research Foundation, for increasing the security of the internet and electronic systems
$291,000 for Animal Health, KY University of Kentucky
$235,000 for Barren County Fiscal Court, mobile data terminals and other communications equipment
$211,500 for Ohio County Fiscal Court, Ohio County, KY, for mobile data terminals and other equipment
$172,000 for Daniel Boone National Forest
$117,500 for City of Murray, KY, for a computer aided dispatch system
$89,000 for Green River Water Quality and Biological Diversity Project, KY Western Kentucky Research Foundation
$0 for Clarks River National Wildlife Refuge
$0 for Louisville International Airport Demonstration Projects

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