Governor's Office for Local Development
Green County 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 Green County Fiscal Court will receive $200,000 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 Green County Fiscal Court will construct a community center within the county park. The total facility is a 7,200 square foot (SF) steel building with insulated exterior and interior walls and heating and air conditioning. The community center will consist of a large community meeting room with a warming kitchen and two handicap accessible restrooms. An open area room will also be available. The center will be available to all organizations for meetings and special community functions. The senior citizens will be able to have a location where they can meet and have activities.  

Senator Richie Sanders (R-Franklin) said, “The county prepared for this center by supplying viable electric, water and sewer sources.  The community support for this center and the infrastructure services provided to the facility make this a viable project.”

          Representative James Comer, Jr. (R-Tompkinsville) said, "Green County Judge Executive Mary Ann Baron, along with the Green County Fiscal Court, have worked diligently with state officials to study this project’s community impact. I am confident this community center will aide in the development of Green County and help foster potential economic development."

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.