Governor's Office for Local Development
Governor Ernie Fletcher and the Governor’s Office for Local Development Announce Funds for a Training Program

Press Release Date:  Monday, November 21, 2005  
Contact Information:  Samantha Cook
Public Information Officer

             Governor Ernie Fletcher and the Governor’s Office for Local Development (GOLD) announced today a $50,000 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) for Taylor County.  The money will be used to continue the local microenterprise training program.  Senator Dan Kelly and Representative Russ Mobely were on-hand to present the check on behalf of Governor Fletcher.

            Taylor County has focused its efforts on creating economic opportunities for its citizens,” Governor Fletcher said.  “The community will reap great benefits from this funding.”

             Started in 1998, the local microenterprise training program involves a partnership with Taylor County, the city of Campbellsville, Team Taylor County and Community Ventures, Inc. The program provides training and technical assistance for qualifying individuals in areas such as business feasibility, business planning, marketing and financial management. 

            Senator Dan Kelly noted, “Team Taylor County has made a positive impact on the area.  I applaud the Fletcher administration for providing this funding to help Team Taylor County continue its mission.”

            “This funding is an investment in Taylor County’s greatest resource—its people,” said Representative Russ Mobley.  “This funding will help to promote good business planning for many people who are interested in owning and operating their own business, but are unsure where to start.”

            Kentucky's U. S. Congressional leaders continued support of the CDBG program has made the funding available nationally as well as within the commonwealth.  The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development makes these funds available through GOLD, which administers the CDBG Small Cities program in Kentucky.