Office of Drug Control Policy
Governor Ernie Fletcher Announces Nearly $14 Million for Lee County Community Projects

Press Release Date:  Friday, March 09, 2007  
Contact Information:  Contact Stacy Floden
(502) 564-8220

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Governor Ernie Fletcher visited Beattyville March 9 to present local officials with ceremonial checks totaling nearly $14 million for community projects.  The funding represents dollars for road and sidewalk improvements, water system and water treatment upgrades and a recovery program to help combat substance abuse. 

Governor Fletcher presented the Three Forks Regional Jail with a $97,500 ceremonial check.  The funding will enhance the jail treatment recovery program, which provides substance abuse treatment for inmates.   The grant money is being provided by the Kentucky Office of Drug Control Policy.

The Three Forks Regional Jail program started two years ago with 10 inmates and is now providing treatment to more than 25 inmates.

“We have too many Kentuckians serving time in jails and prisons who need, but aren’t receiving any treatment for their drug addictions,” said Governor Fletcher.  “This type of program offers a second chance for a successful life to those who have made mistakes in the past.”