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

Press Release Date:  Thursday, March 02, 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 Germantown will receive $400,000 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 Germantown is requesting funds for sewer system improvements to serve the city of Germantown and the communities of Fernleaf and Highland Heights. The customer base for this system includes: commercial, industrial, retail and residential. The new system will replace the current usage of septic systems.

 Senator Charlie Borders (R-Grayson) said, “The Germantown system will handle approximately 168,000 gallons per day which will be delivered to the city of Maysville’s wastewater treatment plant for treatment.  I appreciate the counties of Mason and Bracken as well as the city of Germantown who are working to make a difference for the lives of their citizens.  There are many individuals who deserve credit for this success.”

Representative Mike Denham (D-Maysville) said, “This CEGG grant will provide a chance for the city of Germantown to increase infrastructure that would allow the city to develop.  I appreciate the work of Governor Fletcher and the Governor’s Office for Local Development, Senator Borders, Judge Newman and Judge Gallenstein, and all of the local officials.  We have all worked hard and coordinated our efforts to make this project possible.” 

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.