Appalachian Opportunity Zone In KY

This week officials announced a $1.2 million grant in federal funding to help establish the Appalachian Opportunity Zone Initiative.The initiative is to help counties and regions develop projects to help compete with other regions.One of these projects is the Booneville Seale Theater, which used to be the centerpiece of Booneville. Now, many see it as just another run down building says Sue Christian the Booneville Theater Project director. Christian started a project nearly 10 years ago to try to reopen the theater.”I think our county needs something hopeful and we’ve got a lot of enthusiasm for our project,” said Christian.Christian says the $1.2 million grant will help projects like hers.

Source: MG News

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