Gov. Beshear announces infrastructure money for Hancock and Ohio Counties

Gov. Beshear announces infrastructure money for Hancock and Ohio Counties
Published: Sep. 22, 2022 at 2:17 PM CDT
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OHIO CO., Ky. (WFIE) - Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear visited western Kentucky Thursday, handing out state money to fund local projects.

There were a lot of smiles here in Hartford as Governor Beshear gave out hundreds of thousands of dollars so that several local projects, aiming to improve the lives of those that live in the area, could become a reality.

Governor Beshear gave $1 million to rebuild the Ohio County Water District’s intake facility on the Green River, which feeds into a water treatment plant serving 23,000 people.

$700,000 went to serve the Kentucky Whiskey Company, a business relocating to Ohio County.

$200,000 went toward a spray park in Hawesville. Almost $200,000 went to building ADA-compliant sidewalks in Leitchfield, and over $124,000 went to resurfacing Wilson Church Road in Grayson County.

”I just hope everybody can pause just a minute as you’re hearing that negativity, and see all the good things that are going on right now too,” said Beshear. “And have faith that we can get through the tough days, and there are really good days on the other side waiting for us.”

Governor Beshear said much of his time as Governor has been focused on COVID-19, so it means a lot to him to spend time on community improvement projects.

Beshear says everything that happened was only possible due to the work of local leaders in the area. He says they’re grateful at the state level to help them cross that finish line.