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Over $250,000 Approved for Area Programs/Services

gov money 300FRANKFORT, Ky. (8/9/13) – Approximately $252,000 in projects and services for Hopkins, Christian, and Muhlenberg counties were approved today by a state legislative oversight committee in Frankfort, State Rep. Brent Yonts reports.
 
Most of the funding approved by the Government Contract Review Committee is state General fund dollars totaling $100,778 for water management, said Yonts, D-Greenville. The funds will be administered by the Pennyrile Area Development District, headquartered in Hopkinsville.
 
Approximately $60,000 in state tobacco settlement dollars for early childhood development grants in all three counties was also approved by the committee. “That funding will help communities respond to their unique needs involving childcare services,” said Yonts.
 
Other funding approved by the committee includes:
 
-- $46,806 in federal homeless education funds for the Christian County Board of Education to assure all homeless children and youth have equal access to public education, including public pre-school education, that is available to others in the district.
 
-- A $25,096 increase in federal funds for bird flu testing for the Department of Agriculture through Murray State University’s Breathitt Veterinary Center in Hopkinsville. The additional funds are made possible by an increase in grant moneys received from the USDA.
 
-- $9,136 in federal funds awarded to the City of Dawson Springs for preservation education workshops. The workshops will educate city officials, historic preservation commissioners, and property owners about local ordinances, design guidelines, commission bylaws and rules of procedure.
 
-- A $6,000 increase in federal funds for the 21st Century Community Learning programs through the Christian County Board of Education. The additional funds are for summer programming and a multi-state conference.
 
-- A $5,000 increase in federal funds for Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) testing at Breathitt Veterinary Center. The purpose of the funds is to detect and eradicate BSE (also known as Mad Cow Disease) in Kentucky. The additional funds are provided through grant moneys received from the USDA.
 
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