Governor's Office for Local Development
City of Caneyville Awarded CEGG Funding

Press Release Date:  Monday, March 06, 2006  
Contact Information:  Samantha Cook
Public Information Officer

         Governor Ernie Fletcher and the Governor’s Office for Local Development (GOLD) today announced that the city of Caneyville will receive $180,000 in funding from the Community Economic Growth Grant (CEGG) program.

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 Caneyville will use the grant dollars to extend an 8-inch sewer main approximately 4,000 linear feet (LF) along KY Highway 79. The project also includes 1,000 LF of 6-inch lateral lines, 14 manholes and other applicable appurtenances. The project will serve approximately 25 new customers immediately who are currently on septic systems and provide sewer access to pending development along KY 79. 

Senator Carroll Gibson (R-Leitchfield) said the new CEGG program is providing another financial resource for communities to tap into for making much-need improvements. “With this sewer extension project, the citizens of Caneyville will receive a needed service while also planning to meet the infrastructure needs of future development.”


Representative C.B. Embry (R-Morgantown) said he is pleased the sewer project has been funded. “This is the number one rated project in Grayson County.  The extension is truly needed for the city of Caneyville.  Infrastructure systems have to be in place for communities to grow, to recruit new business and industry and to expand existing companies.  This will do just that.”

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.