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State Seal Governor's Office for Local Development
City of Russell Springs Receives Community Development Block Grant
Press Release Date:  April 7, 2005
Contact:  Colleen Blouin
Public Information Officer
1-800-346-5606
 

           Governor Ernie Fletcher and the Governor’s Office for Local Development (GOLD) announced today a $500,000 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) for the City of Russell Springs.  The money will be used to assist in building a senior center for Russell County.

            The 6,500 square foot senior center will include an activity room, two lounges, a dining room, offices and a covered outdoor space.  Also included will be a large kitchen that will be used to serve 800 meals per day to seniors in a 10-county area within the Lake Cumberland Area Development District.  The center will be a consolidation of the previous two centers in Russell Springs and Jamestown.

            Russell County has one of highest percentage of elderly citizens in the commonwealth,” stated Governor Fletcher.  “The supportive services including meals to surrounding areas are meeting a real need to provide a better quality of life.”

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: Thursday, April 07, 2005