Governor's Office for Local Development
Governor Ernie Fletcher Awards 57 recipients with Community Economic Growth Grants

Press Release Date:  Thursday, March 02, 2006  
Contact Information:  Samantha Cook
Public Information Officer
1-800-346-5606
 


Governor Ernie Fletcher and the Governor’s Office for Local Development (GOLD) today announced 57 communities have received funding from the 2006 Community Economic Growth Grant (CEGG) fund. Established during the 2005 General Assembly as House Bill 267, the fund provides nearly $10 million in grants to be allocated during the 2005-2006 biennium.  

“The grant fund is an excellent opportunity for all of Kentucky’s counties to maximize economic gain locally and creatively,” said Governor Ernie Fletcher.  “The infusion of these funds will result in over $99 million in successful projects across the commonwealth.”

CEGG is administered by the Governor’s Office for Local Development through the Kentucky Community Development Office (KCDO).  The program’s aim 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 could be utilized for construction, acquisition of property, equipment purchase, industrial site development, infrastructure and capital improvement projects. 

"The legislation created a structured planning process for communities to impact their economic growth.  I am pleased with the number and quality of grant applications and even those not funded have created momentum for improvement in local communities," said Senate President David Williams (R-Burkesville).  

“House Bill 267 makes it easier for local leaders to improve their cities, counties and schools," said House Speaker Jody Richards (D-Bowling Green).  "I know these communities have worked very hard on their grants, and look forward to seeing how they've made their part of Kentucky a better place to live, work and go to school."

The following communities have been selected for Community Economic Grown Grant Funds.  A project specific news release will be sent out to each community’s local media outlet by GOLD.

2006 Community Economic Growth Grant Recipients

ApplicantAllen County Fiscal Court
Project NameScottsville-Allen County Spec Building
Funding Award:  $100,000
Project Description:  Site improvements for a speculative building within the industrial park

ApplicantAnderson County Fiscal Court
Project NameAnderson County Aquatic Center
Funding Award:  $167,000
Project Description:  Design, engineering and site survey for the proposed Anderson County Aquatic Center

Applicant:  City of Wickliffe
Project Name:  City of Wickliffe Fire Department
Funding Award:  $200,000
Project Description:  Construction of new fire department facility

Applicant:  City of Glasgow
Project Name:  Soccer Complex - Final Phase
Funding Award:  $195,000
Project Description:  Purchase of equipment including lighting and bleachers for soccer complex

Applicant:  Bath County Extension District Board
Project NameBath County Agricultural Education and Marketing Center
Funding Award:  $225,725
Project Description:  Construction and development of agricultural and marketing center

Applicant:  City of Union
Project Name:  Union Sanitary Collector System
Funding Award:  $200,000
Project Description:  Infrastructure-Extension of an interceptor sewer providing service to unserved areas.

Applicant:  City of Germantown
Project NameGermantown Sewer Project
Funding Award:  $400,000
Project Description:  Infrastructure-Sewage Collection System

ApplicantBreathitt County Fiscal Court
Project NameWelcome Center / Museum
Funding Award:  $150,000
Project Description:  Renovation of the former Breathitt County Jail to a Welcome Center and Museum

Applicant:  City of Hardinsburg
Project Name:  City of Hardinsburg - Water Treatment Plant and Transmission Mains
Funding Award:  $100,000
Project Description:  Infrastructure construction of new water treatment plant and lines

Applicant:  City of Mount Washington
Project NameMount Washington City Hall
Funding Award:  $20,625
Project Description:  Renovation and addition that will make the Mount Washington City Hall American’s with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant 

ApplicantPrinceton Caldwell County Industrial Development Authority
Project Name:  Hydro-Gear Infrastructure
Funding Award:  $138,646
Project Description:  Construction and site improvements for the Hydro-Gear Manufacturing facility

Applicant:  City of Murray
Project NameCalloway County Renaissance Center
Funding Award:  $100,000
Project Description:  Renovation of the former post office/judicial building to community space for various groups including the Chamber of Commerce, Tourism Commission and Murray Main Street program. 

Applicant:  City of Alexandria
Project NameAlexandria Viewpoint Drive Area Sewer Project
Fun
ding Award:  $200,000
Project Description:  Infrastructure-Construction of sewer lines connecting septic tank customers to a central sewer system.

ApplicantCarroll County Fiscal Court
Project NameCarroll Co. Memorial Hospital Expansion
Funding Award:  $200,000
Project Description:  Land Acquisition

ApplicantCasey County Fiscal Court
Project Name:  Central Kentucky Agriculture and Exposition Center Building
Funding Award:  $125,000
Project Description:  Construction of two (2) buildings, one to be used as an arena and the other to show animals

Applicant:  City of Hopkinsville
Project Name:  Hopkinsville/Christian County Farmers Market
Funding Award:  $85,960
Project Description:  Construction of a farmers market facility

ApplicantClark County Fiscal Court
Project Name:  Fire Truck Purchase
Funding Award:  $250,000
Project Description:  Purchase of one (1) fire truck

ApplicantClinton County Fiscal Court
Project Name:  Albany/Clinton County Community Fitness Center - Phase I
Funding Award:  $150,000
Project Description:  Site development for construction of a community fitness center 

ApplicantCrittenden County Fiscal Court
Project Name:  Industrial Park North Development
Funding Award:  $80,000
Project Description:  Site preparation for infrastructure for the Industrial Park North Development

ApplicantCumberland County Fiscal Court
Project Name:  Cumberland County/Burkesville Senior Citizens Center
Funding Award:  $100,000
Project Description:  Final phase construction of the new senior citizens center

ApplicantEdmonson County Industrial Authority
Project NameEdmonson County Industrial Park
Funding Award:  $100,000
Project Description:  Land acquisition and speculative building construction

ApplicantElliott County Board of Education
Project NameElliott County Park
Funding Award:  $283,990
Project Description:  Construction of a county park which will include walking trail, basketball courts and playground equipment

ApplicantGarrard County Fiscal Court
Project Name:  Grand Theater Regional Cultural & Arts Center
Funding Award:  $250,000
Project Description:  Restoration and renovation of the Lancaster Grand Theater

Applicant:  City of Caneyville
Project Name:  Caneyville/Route 79 Sewer Extension Project
Funding Award:  $180,000
Project Description:  Infrastructure-extension of sewer lines to provide sewer service to customers along KY 79 

ApplicantGreen County Fiscal Court
Project NameGreen County Community Center
Funding Award:  $200,000
Project Description:  Construction of a new community center

Applicant: City of Greensburg
Project Name: Heartland Regional Micro-Enterprise Park
Funding Award: $124,275
Project Description:  Renovation of manufacturing space for a business incubator 

Applicant:  Oldtown Volunteer Fire Department. Inc.
Project Name:  Rescue Truck
Funding Award:  $72,350
Project Description:  Purchase of one (1) rescue truck

Applicant:  City of Elizabethtown
Project Name:  Historic State Theater Complex
Funding Award:  $250,000
Project Description:  Completion of the final phase of construction for the State Theater Complex restoration

ApplicantHart County Fiscal Court
Project NameHart County Emergency Communications Center
Funding Award:  $140,000
Project Description:  Construction of a facility to house the emergency services dispatch units 

Applicant:  City of Campbellsburg
Project Name:  City of Campbellsburg-Sewer Force Main to Carrollton
Funding Award:  $100,000
Project Description:  Connection of a sewer force main from Campbellsburg to the Carrollton Regional Waste Water Treatment Plant 

ApplicantNicholasville City Commission
Project Name:  Nicholasville Speculative Building
Funding Award:  $450,000
Project Description:  Land and speculative building

Applicant:  London-Laurel County Industrial Development Authority
Project NameLondon-Laurel County Industrial Park #4 Infrastructure Enhancement and Speculative Building Project
Funding Award:  $490,000
Project Description:  Infrastructure-construction of water and sewer lines to serve a speculative building currently under construction

ApplicantLincoln County Fiscal Court
Project Name:  First Southern Veteran's Memorial Park
Funding Award:  $155,000
Project Description:  Construction of the Veteran's Memorial and Visitor's Information/Convention Center 

Applicant:  Eddyville Riverport & Industrial Development Authority
Project Name:  Eddyville Riverport Improvements
Funding Award:  $200,000
Project Description:  Improvements to the Eddyville Riverport which include dredging of Lick Creek Bay and removal of debris and silt 

Applicant:  City of Richmond
Project Name:  Industrial Property Expansion
Funding Award:  $175,000
Project Description:  Purchase of property for industrial park expansion

ApplicantMadison County Fiscal Court
Project NameSafety City and Terrill Area Infrastructure
Funding Award:  $175,000
Project Description:  Funding toward a wastewater collection system the Terrill area

ApplicantMagoffin County Fiscal Court
Project NameAdministration Building
Funding Award:  $185,000
Project Description:  Assist in the construction of a new administrative building 

ApplicantMarion County Fiscal Court
Project NameSt. Joe Community Center
Funding Award:  $204,013
Project Description:  Construction of a new community center

Applicant:  McCreary County Water District
Project Name:  McCreary County Design Modification of Raw Water Intake
Funding Award:  $52,000
Project Description:  Infrastructure-Modification of the raw water intake structure

Applicant:  North McLean County Water District
Project Name:  Nick Ashton-JW Bailey Road - Brooks School High School Road Fire Protection
Funding Award:  $30,000
Project Description:  Infrastructure-Installation of a 8,00lf water line and fire hydrants to provide rural fire protection for North McLean County 

ApplicantMeade County Riverport Authority
Project NameMeade County Riverport Authority
Funding Award:  $206,000
Project Description:  Construction of access road to the riverport

Applicant:  City of Burgin
Project Name:  Technology, Communication and Development
Funding Award:  $96,000
Project Description:  Purchase of computer equipment to upgrade the city’s technology systems

Applicant:  City of Edmonton
Project NameEdmonton Electrical Transmission
Funding Award:  $350,000
Project Description:  Infrastructure-provide a 69kV electrical transmission line and substation to the industrial park.   

ApplicantMonroe County Fiscal Court
Project NameMonroe County Industrial Park
Funding Award:  $100,000
Project Description:  Land Acquisition of 19.5 acres for a new industrial park

Applicant:  Big Sandy Regional Industrial Development Authority (regional project)
Project Name:  Economic Development Revolving Loan Project
Funding Award:  $250,000
Project Description:  Funds will match federal dollars with the intent to recapitalize a $1 million Southeastern Kentucky Economic Development Corporation loan fund.   The fund will provide direct loans to new and expanding businesses.  

Applicant:  Gateway Area Development District (regional project)
Project NameMorgan County Rural Health Initiative Technical Acquisition Project
Funding Award:  $107,100
Project Description:  Purchase of electronic equipment to implement a technology home health project in Morgan County and the surrounding counties.

ApplicantBluegrass Water Supply Commission (regional project)
Project Name:  Property Acquisition for Phase I Potable Water Transmission Line
Funding Award:  $250,000
Project Description:  Land acquisition of property where the Bluegrass Water Supply Commission will install 17 miles of water transmission lines from Franklin County to Fayette County.   

ApplicantRobertson County Public Library
Project NameRobertson County Information Center
Funding Award:  $17,650
Project Description:  Purchase of an LED message center for outside of the Robertson County Public Library

Applicant:  City of Simpsonville
Project NameSimpsonville City Hall Project
Funding Award:  $25,000
Project Description:  Renovation of an existing facility and construction of city hall and senior center 

ApplicantSimpson County Fiscal Court
Project Name:  Franklin-Simpson County Industrial Rail Spur
Funding Award:  $200,000
Project Description:  Construction of a rail spur to provide industrial rail service to the industrial park.  

Applicant:  Campbellsville/Taylor County Industrial Development Authority
Project Name:  Heartland Commerce/Technology Park Development Project
Funding Award:  $200,000
Project Description:  Completion of Phase 1 development of the Heartland Commerce and Technology Park including site preparation as well as water, gas, electric and phone services to the park

Applicant:  City of Elkton
Project Name:  Elkton Coursey Property Sewer Line
Funding Award:  $143,500
Project Description:  Infrastructure-Construction of sewer lines to provide sewer service to the newly annexed areas of Elkton

ApplicantCadiz-Trigg County Industrial Development Authority
Project Name:  Benson International Infrastructure Project
Funding Award:  $341,166
Project Description:  Industrial site development to provide water, sewer, gas and electric service for the communities newest business recruit, Benson International Manufacturing

ApplicantWarren County Fiscal Court
Project Name:  Girls Incorporated Improvement Project
Funding Award:  $271,000
Project Description:  Facility renovation and repair for the building that houses the Girls Incorporated program

Applicant:  City of Smiths Grove
Project NameSmiths Grove City Park Project
Funding Award:  $13,000
Project Description:  Construction of a city park with funds being used for lighting and pavers

ApplicantWayne County Fiscal Court
Project NameWayne County Emergency Medical Services Building
Funding Award:  $250,000
Project Description:  Construction of a new Emergency Medical Services building

ApplicantWhitley County Fiscal Court
Project NameWhitley County Courthouse Renovation Project
Funding Award:  $100,000
Project Description:  Exterior renovation and repair of Whitley County Courthouse

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