Governor's Office for Local Development
Governor Awards Grant for Corydon Fire Station

Press Release Date:  Friday, May 23, 2008  
Contact Information:  Cindy Lanham

FRANKFORT, KY (May 21, 2008) –  Gov. Steve Beshear, in conjunction with the Governor’s Office for Local Development (GOLD), has announced the approval of a $500,000 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) for the construction of a new fire station for the Corydon Civil Defense Volunteer Fire Department.    

The new station will be centrally located in Corydon to improve response time for all fire, rescue and other emergency efforts.  Currently, the volunteer fire department is forced to store its equipment and supplies in three different locations.  A local church has agreed to a land swap with the fire department for the new site. 

The 12 volunteers and emergency medical technicians that make up the department serve Corydon and outlying areas in the county as well as back-up for seven other regional fire departments. 

Kentucky’s U. S. Congressional leaders’ continued support of the CDBG program has made the funding available nationally as well as within the commonwealth.  The state’s CDBG program is managed by GOLD and funded through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).  Approved grants are used to assist counties and cities in revitalizing neighborhoods, expanding affordable housing and economic opportunities, providing infrastructure and/or improving community facilities and services.