Contact: Austin Hacker

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman James Comer (R-Ky.) today announced Matt Ricketts, President and CEO of Crounse Corporation, as his guest at this year's State of the Union address. The Crounse Corporation is headquartered in Paducah, Kentucky and employs 300 people. Matt is also the immediate past Chair of the Waterways Council, Inc., and a leader and advocate for the waterways industry. 

"For decades, the Paducah region has served as a major hub of the inland waterways system. The industry plays a vital role in transporting commodities and creating jobs throughout the country, especially in Kentucky's First District. To highlight the importance of the inland waterways industry to Kentucky and the nation, I am honored to welcome Matt Ricketts as my guest at tonight's State of the Union address."