Governor's Office for Local Development
Magoffin County Awarded CEGG Funding

Press Release Date:  Tuesday, March 07, 2006  
Contact Information:  Samantha Cook
Public Information Officer

        Governor Ernie Fletcher and the Governor’s Office for Local Development (GOLD) announced today that Magoffin County will receive $185,000 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.”

Magoffin County will construct a new administrative building. The proposed 15,000 square foot (SF) facility will be located on East Maple Street in downtown Salyersville next to the new Justice Center. The planned two-story building will house county government offices and the fiscal court room. The project also provides additional parking spaces in downtown Salyersville.

            Senator Robert Stivers (R-Manchester) said the facility will better serve residents. “These funds will improve the quality of governmental services for the citizens of Magoffin County.  In addition, this project will encourage further development in downtown Saylersville.”

Representative Ancel Smith (D-Leburn) said the project will save county government money. “The current office space for county government is in need of many repairs and renovation and cost the county $5,450 per month with utility bills averaging $6,000 per month. A new building is the most cost-efficient solution.”

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.