Seal of Kentucky WikComFRANKFORT, Ky. (8/12/14) — More than $1.77 million in projects and services were approved for the region by a state legislative committee in Frankfort.

The largest allocation found among the $1,771,843 in projects and services approved by the state legislative Government Contract Review Committee is $996,786 in state General Funds provided to Pennyroyal Mental Health for operation and management of specialized residential care for those with drug addictions.

“This funding will support the residential program on the grounds of Western State Hospital known as Genesis, which offers inpatient care for chronic and acute alcoholism,” said Rep. Brent Yonts, D-Greenville.

The second largest allocation is $250,000 in federal funds approved by the committee through an agreement with Madisonville Community College for operation of the Regional Migrant Center; the third largest is around $219,000 in federal and state funds approved through agreement with the Pennyrile Area Development District for Kentucky regional and local planning and development.

Other funding approved by the committee includes:

  • $60,000 in federal funds through agreement with Christian County Fiscal Court for construction of a mountain biking training area in the Pennyrile State Resort Park.

  • $87,500 in federal funds through agreement with the City of Hopkinsville for construction of a restroom in Pardue Lane Park.

  • $50,310 in federal funds through agreement with the Christian County Board of Education to ensure proper public education opportunities for homeless children and youth.

  • $75,000 in federal funds through agreement with the Christian County Board of Education for effective out-of-school programs.

  • $2,000 in agency funds for the Christian County Health Department to perform the Transportation Cabinet’s Commercial Drivers License physicals and follow-up TB skin tests, required for employees of Western State Hospital.

  • $31,300 in federal funds to the City of Central City to buy and install lighting at the Central City trailhead to improve safety.

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