Governor's Office for Local Development
The City of Campbellsburg Awarded CEGG Funding
Governor Ernie Fletcher and the Governor’s Office for Local Development (GOLD) today announced that the city of Campbellsburg will receive $100,000 in funding from the Community Economic Growth Grant program (CEGG).
The fund, which was established during the 2005 General Assembly as HB 267, provides nearly $10 million in grant funds to be allocated during the 2005-2006 biennium.
“The Community Economic Growth Grant exemplifies what is possible when the Executive Branch and the Legislature work in a bi-partisan manner,” said Governor Ernie Fletcher. “The infusion of these funds will result in over $99 million in successful projects across the Commonwealth.”
The city of Campbellsburg will construct an 11.5 mile sewer force main to connect the city’s existing infrastructure to the new Carrollton Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP). Carrollton’s Regional WWTP is scheduled for completion in September 2006. When Campbellsburg’s sewer line is complete, the city’s current sewer line extension ban will be lifted. Once the Division of Water (DOW) sanctions are lifted, the city will be able to accommodate the housing, businesses and industries that are already willing to locate in the community.
Senator Ernie Harris (R-Crestwood) said, “This will be a tremendous benefit to the economic development of Campbellsburg. While we still need to find additional funds to finish the project, I will continue to work on securing other monies. Connecting to the wastewater treatment plant is vital for this part of Henry County.”
Representative Rick Rand (D-Bedford) said, “One hundred and fifty acres at Campbellsburg’s I-71 interchange have not been developed because of the current sanctions. This has hampered economic growth in the area. Additionally, this CEGG funding will help reduce high rates for consumers. This project will meet the DOW requirement and allow for participation in a regional sewer project.”
CEGG is administered by the Governor’s Office for Local Development through the Kentucky Community Development Office (KCDO). The goal of the program is to provide flexible funding to support and encourage the economic growth and viability of communities within the Commonwealth.
Counties, cities, special districts and school districts were eligible to apply for this year’s funding. Monies can be utilized for construction, acquisition of property, equipment purchase, industrial site development, infrastructure and capital improvement projects.