Grant Funding For Flooded Counties

Governor Andy Beshear and the Energy and Environment Cabinet announced that $500,000 in grant funding is available to 12 counties in Southeastern Kentucky for flooding cleanup.The 12 counties that declared a state of emergency after the recent flooding qualify for the grant money. This includes Bell, Clay, Harlan, Hickman, Knox, Lawrence, Leslie, Letcher, McCreary, Metcalfe, Perry and Whitley Counties.For Bell County, the flooding was the worst they have seen in years.”We’ve got a lot more trash to deal with than in times past,” said Bell County Judge Executive Albey Brock.They do not have the money in the budget for flood cleanup, so these grants are needed.

Source: MG News

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