Governor announces $1.5 million in grants for Eastern Kentucky


FRANKFORT, Ky. — Nearly $1.5 million in grants are coming to four Eastern Kentucky communities, following an announcement at the state Capitol Wednesday morning.
Gov. Andy Beshear announced the grants, which include:

  • $708,500 for Breathitt County, to construct a visitor center at South Fork Elk View Campground. The project is expected to create five new full-time jobs.
  • $500,240 for the Hazard Troublesome Creek Environmental Authority, to construct water and sewer lines to serve the USA Drone Port being built on the Knott and Perry county line. The funds are expected to create 12 new jobs.
  • $138,860 for the Appalachian Artisan Center in Hindman, to support operations and implement programs to help those recovering from substance abuse and opioid addiction.
  • $153,846 for Wayne County, to acquire 25 acres for the Wayne County Industrial Park.

The grants are being funded by the Department for Local Government, Appalachian Regional Commission and Tennessee Valley Authority.

The governor plans to announce another $1.5 million in grants for Paintsville, Salyersville, Floyd County and Harlan, during a press conference on Thursday.

USA Drone Port on the Knott/Perry county line.
Luthiery program at Appalachian Artisan Center in Hindman.
South Fork Elk View Campground.
Wayne County Industrial Park.