Governor Ernie Fletcher’s Communications Office
Governor Fletcher Announces Nearly $3.5 Million in Funding for Projects in Warren County

Press Release Date:  Tuesday, April 17, 2007  
Contact Information:  Jodi Whitaker

Lanny Brannock

Funding to improve water and sewer infrastructure, construct community center

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Governor Ernie Fletcher today announced nearly $3.5 million in state funds for projects to spur the continued growth and prosperity of Bowling Green and Warren County.

The funds will be used for improved water and sewer infrastructure and for construction of a community center building. The Governor presented ceremonial checks for the projects during a visit and tour of the historic L&N Depot in Bowling Green.

“Bowling Green and Warren County have unlimited potential for growth,” said Governor Fletcher. “Strengthening infrastructure is a critical step to ensuring this community’s ability to support future economic and residential development. The funding for water and sewer projects demonstrates how local and state officials are working together to ensure this area continues to have the capability to attract increased investment and provide residents with quality services.”

Governor Fletcher presented county officials with a ceremonial check for nearly $1.8 million in state funds for water and sewer system improvement projects. The funding will upgrade sewer systems in the Lovers Lane, Scottsville Road and Plano Road areas, and extend water lines along Cooper Dearing/Mount Lebanon Road.

“Upgrades to water and sewer infrastructure are an important investment in the future economic success of Bowling Green and Warren County,” said Sen. Brett Guthrie (R-Bowling Green).

“I commend all who were involved in securing the funding to address the infrastructure needs,” said Rep. Jim DeCesare (R-Bowling Green). “The funding for water and sewer improvements is laying the groundwork for future prosperity in Warren County.”

The Governor also announced $1.6 million in state funds for the Bowling Green Municipal Utilities to purchase emergency power equipment for the water treatment plant.

“In the event there is a power loss in the service area, this funding ensures the water treatment plant has the equipment it needs to operate,” Guthrie said. “It is essential to public safety that we have the best possible mechanisms in place.”

Governor Fletcher presented a ceremonial check totaling $80,000 in state funds to local officials for the construction of a community center building in the city of Woodburn. 

“The funding for this building will provide Woodburn with a better location for community activities,” said DeCesare. “I am always in support of projects that more adequately address the needs of the citizens of Warren County.”