Governor Beshear hand-delivers checks to fund Knox and Whitley counties

On Monday, Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear, Senate President Robert Stivers, and State Representative Tom O'Dell Smith hand-delivered $2,475,666 to Knox and Whitley counties in an effort to provide clean drinking water and improve sewer systems.

"I got to start my day in London and Barbourville," said Governor Andy Beshear, "to provide water and sewer grants with President Stivers and Representative Smith. These grants are going to help people get clean water for the very first time in their homes and help communities to grow and do all of it without raising rates on any of the area's residents."

The funding is part of the Better Kentucky Plan's $250 million Cleaner Water Program.

Gov. Beshear also announced $95,800 in funding for road improvements and awarded $90,000 to expand high-speed internet access in Knox County.

Gov. Beshear's Team Kentucky is investing in water or sewer-related projects statewide that will "improve the quality of life for Kentuckians while boosting the Commonwealth's infrastructure." as quoted by Gov. Beshear's website.

Samantha Walden, Staff Writer at the Kentucky Daily

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