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Beshear announces Rowan infrastructure improvements

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Tanner Boyd
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State and local officials presented with Cleaner Water Program funds

Keeping in line with his recent activity, Governor Andy Beshear announced plans for several infrastructure improvements Tuesday, this time in Morehead.

The announcements come as part of the Better Kentucky Plan’s Clean Water Program.  Awards include over $400,000 to the Morehead Utility Plant Board on the same day they celebrate the groundbreaking for their new water treatment plant.  That award will go towards funding a lead removal program for the entity.  The Rowan County Fiscal Court received two awards.  The first was $342,000 to fund the East Clack Mountain Water Main expansion.  The second, an award of $150,000, will cover the purchase and installation of a permanent office generator at Rowan Water’s main administrative office.  The equipment will permit the office to be used as an emergency communications center in the event of a power outage.

Beshear says while the funds mean better water and roads for the county, better infrastructure means job growth, and we need to keep up the momentum following a year of record investment in the state.

Those awards are in addition to a $280,000 Gateway Regional Workforce Development Program Grant to the Fiscal Court from the Appalachian Regional Commission.  They also received seven discretionary grants from the Transportation Cabinet to pay for multiple road resurfacing projects in the county totaling $358,000.

Tanner Boyd (Class of 2016) has been named assistant news director at Morehead State Public Radio (MSPR), 90.3 FM, WMKY.