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Governor’s Office for Local Development presents check to City of Lewisport
Press Release Date:  April 12, 2004
Contact:  Samantha Cook
Public Information Officer
1-800-346-5606
 

            Governor Ernie Fletcher and the Governor’s Office for Local Development (GOLD) announced today a $200,000 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) for the City of Lewisport.  The money will be used to provide natural gas service to a new industry.

            Bluegrass Silica, LLC., will mine and process a silica deposit located near Lewisport.  After refinement, their product will be sold to glass manufacturers and foundries throughout the region.  The company will initially create 10 new jobs.

            “Infrastructure projects are the heart of economic development,” said Governor Fletcher.  “They set the pace for community’s efforts to improve both the quality of life for its citizens and the vitality of its businesses.”

            Commissioner Darrell D. Brock, Jr. of the Governor’s Office for Local Development presented the check to Lewisport Mayor Chad Gregory on Tuesday, April 12, at the Lewisport Volunteer Fire Station.

Community Development Block Grants are federal monies procured through the efforts of Kentucky’s U.S. Congressional leaders.  The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development makes these funds available through GOLD, which administers the CDBG Small Cities program in Kentucky.

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Last updated: Tuesday, April 12, 2005