Governor Ernie Fletcher’s Communications Office
Governor Fletcher Delivers Funding for Grayson County Transportation Projects

Press Release Date:  Saturday, April 28, 2007  
Contact Information:  Jodi Whitaker

Mark Brown

Includes money for sidewalk extensions to improve pedestrian access to schools

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Declaring that Grayson County should have safe roads and pedestrian walkways, Governor Ernie Fletcher today joined state and local officials in Leitchfield to present funding for local transportation improvements and sidewalk upgrades.

Governor Fletcher presented the citizens of Grayson County with a ceremonial check totaling $350,000 that will pay for the resurfacing of various county roads. 

“Like all Kentuckians, the people of Grayson County deserve to have safe and reliable roadways and modern infrastructure that leads to new economic opportunities and better quality of life for this community,” said Governor Fletcher.  “This funding will help pave roads that local residents depend on everyday.”

Governor Fletcher presented a ceremonial check totaling $22,000 that will fund sidewalk extensions near H.W. Wilkey Elementary School and Grayson County Middle School.  The project includes the construction of 5-foot-wide sidewalks along Wallace Avenue and Comanche Way.

“This project exemplifies my commitment to promoting healthy children and strong communities,” continued Governor Fletcher.  “These sidewalk installations will provide improved pedestrian access and encourage healthier lifestyles for many area students and residents.”

“This is another example of Governor Fletcher’s unprecedented support for Grayson County,” stated Sen. Carroll Gibson (R-Leitchfield).  “We appreciate the administration’s commitment to providing local communities with vital funding for important projects that improve the quality of life for our citizens.”

“I want to thank all who were involved in bringing this needed funding to Grayson County,” said Rep. C.B. Embry (R-Morgantown).  “These are important projects that will help move our community forward.”

“Governor Fletcher has broken the mold with his commitment to local communities throughout Kentucky,” said Transportation Cabinet Secretary Bill Nighbert.  “By working together in a cooperative spirit with members of the General Assembly and community leaders, we have been able to provide unparalleled financial support for projects that will shape Kentucky’s future for generations to come.”