Governor's Office for Local Development
The City of Union 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 the city of Union will receive $200,000 in funding from the Community Economic Growth Grant (CEGG) program.

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 city of Union will extend sewer lines to serve 80 entities. The project will eliminate on-site sewage pollution in the streams, two sewage lift stations, three individual-packaged treatment plants and provide centralized sanitary sewer for the Union Town Center, which will serve as a business district.

            Senator Dick Roeding (R-Lakeside Park) said, “This was a hard-fought grant proposal to extend sewer services. I’m so proud of the city of Union.”

             Representative Paul Marcotte, (R-Union) said the new sewer lines will assist in economic development. “The grant funding is certainly welcome news for the entities that will be served, but it’s also great news for those community leaders who are recruiting new business and industry.”

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.