Pick Your Community: | Hopkins | Muhlenberg | Daviess | Christian | Henderson | Lakes | McCracken | Webster

Over $1.8 Million in Projects Approved for Tri-County Area

grant money 300FRANKFORT, Ky. (3/13/13) – Over $1.8 million in state and federal funds was approved today by a state legislative oversight committee for projects and services in Hopkins, Christian and Muhlenberg counties.

The Hopkins County Fiscal Court will receive $1 million in federal funds to relocate 11 low and moderate income families while their housing is being rehabilitated and reconstructed.
 
State Rep. Brent Yonts, D-Greenville, a member of the Government Contract Review Committee that approves the funds, said the project involves rehabilitating or reconstructing 10 low and moderate income replacement homes after dilapidated homes at the site are demolished.
 
“One additional home will receive major rehabilitation,” said Yonts.
 
Also approved was $75,000 in coal severance funds for sewer equipment for the City of Central City. Yonts said the funds will be used to provide meters, software, training and other services in Central City.

Other funding approved by the committee was an additional $7,500 in state General Funds to Pennyroyal Mental Health in Hopkinsville for administration of the Hart Supported Living Program which serves the disabled, and an additional $1,200 in federal funds to the Christian County Board of Education to hire an educational recovery specialist.
 
“The contractor will work with staff in persistently low-achieving schools—as identified by criteria of the No Child Left Behind Act, state law and state Department of Education regulations—with instruction and school improvement, emphasizing reading and math,” said Yonts.
 
More improvements for the region will be approved when state road bids are let by the state Transportation Cabinet next Friday, March 22 in Frankfort. Two area projects are scheduled to be bid, including:
• Construction of turn lanes at various locations in Powderly on Robert L. Draper Way, or KY 189, in Muhlenberg County, and;
• Blacktopping in Hopkins County on Arcadia Avenue from the Caldwell County line east to just east of Holmes Street, and on W. Noel Avenue from US 41A east to Murray Street.
 
SurfKY News
Information provided by the Rebecca Hanchett
Photo provided by SurfKY Graphics

© Copyright 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story by using one of the social media links below.

3/13 - 16

Stock Report

1 DOW 16,775.42
-29.29 (-0.17%)    
2 S&P 1,945.12
-1.04 (-0.05%)    
3 NASDAQ 4,423.91
+1.83 (0.04%)    
3/13 - 16
3/13 - 16

In Other News...

Muhlenberg Community Hospital to Host Lighting of Trees of Hope

UPDATE: The time of the tree lighting has been changed to noon Thursday, Oct. 2. GREENVILLE, Ky. (9/25/14) ― Muhlenberg… Read More

Murray-Calloway County Hospital October Support Group Dates

MURRAY, Ky. (10/2/14) — Murray-Calloway County Hospital will be offering several support group meetings during the… Read More
3/13 - 16

Most Read This Week (Site-Wide)

September 29, 2014 3761

Endless Road Strings Bring Orchestra Mix to…

in Top Stories by Paul McRee, SurfKY News
October 01, 2014 3438

Muhlenberg Community Hospital to Host Lighting of…

in Top Stories by Information provided by Erin Warren
September 27, 2014 3241

Sinister on Center Takes Haunted Manor to Whole…

in Top Stories by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
September 29, 2014 2646

One Injured in Single-Vehicle Collision on…

in Top Stories by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
September 28, 2014 2638

Community Shows Support to Muhlenberg Humane…

in Top Stories by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
September 29, 2014 2546

Man, Woman Charged with Violating EPO Against…

in Top Stories by Madisonville Police Department
September 28, 2014 2399

Marching Mustangs Take Third in Ohio Competition

in Top Stories by Information provided by Shawna Hendrix
September 29, 2014 2232

Man Charged with PI, Drugs, After Allegedly…

in Top Stories by Madisonville Police Department
September 29, 2014 2175

Traffic Accident on Brown Road

in News by Madisonville Police Department
September 29, 2014 1994

Fourteen Year Old Parker Hastings Wins National…

in Top Stories by Paul McRee, SurfKY News
September 29, 2014 1743

One Injured in Two-Vehicle Collision

in Top Stories by Trooper Stu Recke

Most Read Stories from Hopkins County

September 29, 2014 2646

One Injured in Single-Vehicle Collision…

in Top Stories by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
September 29, 2014 2546

Man, Woman Charged with Violating EPO…

in Top Stories by Madisonville Police Department
September 29, 2014 2232

Man Charged with PI, Drugs, After…

in Top Stories by Madisonville Police Department
September 29, 2014 1670

Man Arrested for DUI, Marijuana Possession

in Top Stories by Madisonville Police Department
September 28, 2014 1468

Angel Garden Dedicated at Baptist…

in Top Stories by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News

Most Read Stories from Muhlenberg County

September 29, 2014 3761

Endless Road Strings Bring Orchestra Mix…

in Top Stories by Paul McRee, SurfKY News
October 01, 2014 3438

Muhlenberg Community Hospital to Host…

in Top Stories by Information provided by Erin Warren
September 28, 2014 2638

Community Shows Support to Muhlenberg…

in Top Stories by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
September 28, 2014 2399

Marching Mustangs Take Third in Ohio…

in Top Stories by Information provided by Shawna Hendrix
September 29, 2014 1994

Fourteen Year Old Parker Hastings Wins…

in Top Stories by Paul McRee, SurfKY News

SurfKY News Group, Inc. Central Office & Printing Division
1125 Nebo Rd.  •  Madisonville, KY 42431  •  270.452.2249 (fax)
Main Number: 270.452.2727 (phone)  •  Printing Division Direct Line: 270.821.8600 (phone)


Contact a member of our staff: www.surfky.com/contact
Copyright © 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc.  •  Terms of Use  •  Site Map

social 03social 04social 22social 21social 06