Lawrence County, KY – According to the state officials, the funds will help install a new pedestrian and bike path and sidewalk that will connect local schools; help renovate a fire station; construct a new fire station; and install water lines to serve 58 households.
Gov. Beshear presented a ceremonial check for $98,842 to the City of Louisa for the construction of a pedestrian/bike path and new sidewalk that will connect local schools, athletic facilities, health care providers and neighborhoods.
The funding is from the federal Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) and is administered by the Department of Rural and Municipal Aid of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC).
The project will stretch nearly four-tenths of a mile at 10-feet wide, beginning at Louisa Middle School as an asphalt bike/pedestrian path, running along Kentucky Highway 644 to its intersection with Meadowbrook Lane, at which point the path transitions to a 5-foot-wide sidewalk on the north side of Meadowbrook to its intersection with Gene Wilson Boulevard and along Gene Wilson to Pearl Street.
Gov. Beshear also presented a ceremonial check to the City of Louisa for $750,000 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds. The money is for renovations to the Louisa Volunteer Fire Station at 215 N. Main Street.
Gov. Beshear presented a ceremonial check to Lawrence County representing $750,000 in CDBG funds to help construct a new fire station at 999 Highway 469 in Martha. The new facility will include two vehicle bays, a kitchenette, a training and meeting room, an office and restroom facilities. The primary service area of the station covers approximately 119 square miles and 1,456 households.
Gov. Beshear also announced his approval of $867,000 in Cleaner Water Program funds to the Big Sandy Water District. The funds will help install over four miles of new water lines in Lawrence County along KY 1690, Pleasant Valley, Meades Branch, Jude Hollow, Brushy Road, Oakley Road and Nelson Road. The new lines will serve 58 currently unserved households.