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Grants totaling $14.2 million announced for Eastern Kentucky Economic Development Projects

Gov. Andy Beshear and U.S. Rep. Harold ‘Hal’ Rogers (KY-05) on Monday announced six economic development projects in five Appalachian counties have been selected for $14.2 million in Abandoned Mine Lands (AML) Pilot Program grants. Gov. Andy Beshear The projects, in Floyd, Harlan, Laurel, Morgan and Perry counties, range from the construction of water treatment plants to robotic instruction...

Beshear, Rogers announce more than $8 million in funding for Eastern Kentucky during SOAR summit

Gov. Andy Beshear and U.S. Rep. Harold “Hal” Rogers (KY-05) announced two new projects in Pike and Boyd counties have been selected for more than $8 million in funding through the Abandoned Mine Lands (AML) Pilot grant program. The announcement came during the 2020 Shaping Our Appalachian Region (SOAR) virtual summit on Thursday. Pikeville Medical Center, if approved by the federal Office of Surface...

Rogers, Bevin announce $34.4 million in grants to spur economic development, jobs in Eastern Ky.

U.S. Rep. Harold “Hal” Rogers and Gov. Matt Bevin have announced 20 grants totaling $34.4 million to spur economic development and job creation in Eastern Kentucky. Projects impacting 14 counties were selected for grants through the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet’s (EEC) Division of Abandoned Mine Lands, as part of the Abandoned Mine Lands (AML) Pilot program to revitalize the...

More than $7 million in grant funding awarded for water issues, economic development in Martin Co.

U.S. Rep. Harold “Hal” Rogers (KY-05) and Gov. Matt Bevin on Thursday announced $7.23 million in grant funding for four projects in Martin County to address the community’s failing water system and improve economic development opportunities. Two grants were awarded to help address the water crisis in Martin County, including: • $2 million from the Abandoned Mines Lands (AML) Pilot...

Abandoned Mine Lands Pilot Grant of $2.55 million announced for Portal 31 Exhibition Mine

U.S. Rep. Harold “Hal” Rogers, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Gov. Matt Bevin announced last week a $2.55 million Abandoned Mine Lands Pilot Grant to restore and enhance the Portal 31 Exhibition Mine and create a scenic overlook and parking area at Black Mountain. The Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet’s Division of Abandoned Mine Lands awarded the grant to Harlan County...

Abandoned Mine Lands grant of $1.1 million marked for historic Stearns downtown revitalization, railway

U.S. Rep. Harold “Hal” Rogers, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, and Gov. Matt Bevin have announced a $1.1 million Abandoned Mine Lands grant to renovate and revitalize Stearns and construct railroad-related repairs and improvements to the Big South Fork Scenic Railway. The grant was awarded by the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet’s Division of Abandoned Mine Lands to...

Rogers, Bevin announce $3.4 million project to address water supply issues in Martin County

U.S. Rep. Harold “Hal” Rogers (KY-05) and Gov. Matt Bevin have announced a $3.4 million project to alleviate water supply issues within the Martin County Water District. The project will help secure clean water for the people of Martin County and will be administered by the Kentucky Division of Abandoned Mine Lands (KY DAML), which has received preliminary approval from the U.S. Office...