Stalled: Kentucky Corvette proposal going nowhere fast

Stalled: Kentucky Corvette proposal going nowhere fast

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FRANKFORT (AP) -- A bill that would honor the Chevrolet Corvette as the official state sports car has stalled in a Kentucky General Assembly House committee.

Leglislators say the measure is languishing as members focus on more pressing issues. But the bill's sponsor, C.B. Embry, a Republican from Morgantown, says the bill is needed to honor an automaker that's vital to the state's economy.

GM employs 960 people at its Bowling Green plant, which manufactures about 35,000 Corvettes each year.

The Corvette legislation is among a group of so-called feel-good bills that are being held up in the House. Mike Cherry, chairman of the House Committee on State Government, says he doesn't plan to try to advance those bills.

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