Gov. Andy Beshear announced $5,335,323 in funding to Henderson and Webster Counties

Louisville, KY – According to the state officials, the funding will reportedly improve vocational training in Western Kentucky, improve sewer infrastructure, expand a senior center and enhance playground safety.

State officials also awarded $3,983,600 to Henderson County Schools to improve the CTE unit at Henderson County High School. Students at the CTE unit engage in hands-on training to learn skills related to welding, childhood education, agriculture and more.

The funding will go toward creating a new administrative suite, renovating the restrooms, creating a new culinary arts area, renovating the greenhouse and replacing the HVAC system, among other general improvements. 

They also awarded Webster County $319,356 in CDBG-CV funds to renovate and expand the current Webster County Senior Center in Dixon.

The renovation will expand the facility’s outdoor space to add a new outdoor entertainment center with a stage and room for socially distant seating, as well as an expanded deck area.

New freezer units will be installed in the kitchen to accommodate the demand for more prepared meals per day for seniors, which has increased over 400% since the beginning of COVID-19 pandemic.

Gov. Beshear announced $1,000,000 in funding to the City of Sebree in Community Development Block Grant Coronavirus Response (CDBG-CV) funding. The funds will help Sebree replace nearly 9,000 feet of existing sewer line. This project will also install 100 feet of new sewer line to serve four households for the first time. In total, this project will benefit 515 households and businesses.

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