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Schools in KCTCS system could see money from state

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KENTUCKY (WFIE) -

For the first time ever, Kentucky's governor is recommending a plan to allow the Kentucky Community and Technical College system to use government issued bonds to fund 16 critical projects. 

Governor Steve Beshear says it's the single-largest investment in the system, and Henderson Community College is on that list.

Beshear is recommending issuing over $3 million to help support renovation projects on five older buildings on the Henderson campus. 

President of the school, Dr. Kris Williams, says the campus is aging. She says there are several infrastructure problems and some buildings have poor elevator access.

Williams believes the governor is aware of KCTCS' needs. She says it's great that he's taking an initiative to support higher education. 

"We really appreciate the governor's support. It's a good strong project. The projects are strong across the system and it's a real way to invest in education for KCTCS," Williams says.

The governor is also asking for $9 million for the Advanced Technology Center at the Owensboro campus and $15 million for the post-secondary education center at Madisonville Community College. 

All campuses will find out if they get the money within the next few months.

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