Lt. Governor presents money projects in Daviess, McLean Counties

Lt. Governor presents money projects in Daviess, McLean Counties
Published: Mar. 29, 2023 at 4:31 PM CDT|Updated: Mar. 29, 2023 at 5:17 PM CDT
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OWENSBORO, Ky (WFIE) - More than $6 million is coming to Daviess County for 21 projects.

The money was presented Wednesday by Lieutenant Governor Jacqueline Coleman.

The Daviess County Fiscal Court was one of many recipients.

They received more than $2 million for new fire hydrants and water lines.

Judge Executive of Daviess County, Charlie Castlen, says having up-to-date hydrants is crucial for public safety.

“We zoom down the roads and we see the fire hydrants, and we don’t give much thoughts to them, but when you have a fire we need to make sure that the fire hydrants are getting repaired and that they’re usable,” said Castlen.

The county also received funding to resurface Griffith Station Road.

Some funds are also on their way to McLean County.

Coleman says eight projects will get funds, which include maintaining water tanks and help for several non-profits.

McLean County Regional Water Commission received $150,000 to help provide clean water.

Water Commission Chairman Sunny Renfrow says they plan to use the money to help with rehabilitation efforts.

“This particular check will go towards helping us with our clear-well raised and elevated tank, which unfortunately does require maintenance, and part of that requirement to provide high-quality water, is to make sure that your facilities are in top-notch condition,” said Renfrow.

In total, more than $100,000 went to Mclean County non-profits.