Lt. Gov. Coleman Presents More Than $2.2 Million in Awards To Benefit Lee County

Credit: OFFICE OF LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR JACQUELINE COLEMAN Funds support cleaner water and cleanup BEATTYVILLE, Ky. (April 22, 2024) – Today, in the newly refurbished Beattyville Town Square, Lt. Gov. Jacqueline Coleman presented more than $2.2 million in funding to benefit Lee County that will go toward cleaner water and cleanup of a hazardous site. “Today, […]

Funding For The FOCUS Region

Credit: WYMT JACKSON COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) – On Thursday, county and state officials gathered for the FOCUS board meeting, celebrating funding secured for Eastern Kentucky. FOCUS serves the counties of Clay, Jackson, Lee, Leslie and Owsley Counties. Executive Director Tal Jones said with projects totaling to more than $48 million, he is glad to see […]

Funding For The FOCUS Region Discussion

Join us on April 18th at 2pm for our Monthly Board Meeting in the Jackson County Cooperative Extension Service Conference Center featuring Senate President Robert Stivers and Representative Tim Truett.

Selected Projects for the G.R.A.N.T. Program

Credit: Selected Projects for the G.R.A.N.T. Program Below is a full list of projects selected by Gov. Andy Beshear to receive funding fromKentucky’s G.R.A.N.T. Program. G.R.A.N.T. Program funds meet cost-sharing requirements forfederal funding programs. Currently, eligible applicants are local governments, public agenciesand nonprofits. G.R.A.N.T. Program funds are contingent upon approval of federal funding. Projects […]

Gov. Beshear: New Build-Ready Site in Jackson County Adds to State’s Growing Commitment to Site Development

Build-Ready program sees its first brownfield site designationCredit: Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development FRANKFORT, Ky. (Feb. 8, 2024) – Today, Gov. Andy Beshear highlighted the continued momentum of the commonwealth’s site development and speed-to-market initiatives with the announcement of a new Build-Ready site in Jackson County, the program’s first designated brownfield site. “We are building on […]

Manchester announces $20M downtown renovation plans

Commerce, tourism, and entertainment hub will include a distilleryCredit: Lane Report MANCHESTER, Ky. — Manchester unveiled a new comprehensive plan to renovate its downtown and boost economic development, tourism, healthcare and education with projects to be supported with federal, state, local, and private investments, including $4.25 million in state funds and a $2.2 million federal earmark […]

More than $1.2 million awarded to Owsley Co.

Credit: WYMT OWSLEY COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) – On Thursday, Lt. Gov. Jacqueline Coleman visited the Owsley County Recreational Center to present more than $1.2 million to local leaders. “I am very pleased to see such integral funding coming to our district,” said Rep. Chris Fugate of Chavies. “Updating our water and roadway infrastructure, as well […]

$8M ‘1 Clay County’ initiative aims to spur investment

Unprecedented state-federal partnerships will boost economic development in ManchesterCredit: MANCHESTER, Ky. — State and federal officials unveiled a $7.95 million 1 Clay County plan Monday, a package of new investments that will spur economic development in Clay County. The “1 Clay County” initiative feature unprecedented and coordinated investment by the federal and state government in projects […]