Lt. Governor goes with the flow

Published 5:07 pm Thursday, February 16, 2023

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Lt. Gov. Jacqueline Coleman visited Lincoln County on Tuesday to present checks to provide funding for storm drainage and waterworks systems upgrades throughout the county as part of Kentucky’s Cleaner Water Program.

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Checks provided were $300,000 to Crab Orchard to alleviate roadside flooding, $300,000 to Hustonville for improving water infrastructure, $300,000 to the Stanford Water Commission to replace the Will Chancellor Road Pump Station, $287,289 to the McKinney Water District to replace a water main, and $287,288 to the Lincoln County Sanitation District to provide sewer services to more than 350 homes.

An additional check in the amount of $55,649.49 from the Non-Profit Assistance fund was presented the Lincoln County Senior Citizens Center to assist in recovery from the effects of the pandemic.

“I’m from Mercer County, seeing these opportunities happen in our rural communities is personal to me,” Coleman said. “I know what it feels like to grow up in a rural community and see progress all around you but you wonder when it is going to happen in your town. Seeing these things happen is very important for a lot of reasons.”

Lincoln County Judge-Executive Woods Adams is grateful that the state and county governments can work together.

“We are really excited she came here for a visit,” Adams said. “Seeing the state and all the local agencies that are here in attendance working together and put this money to good use is really exciting.”

The Clean Water Program is a bipartisan effort from the state legislature and governor’s office to improve infrastructure in Kentucky.

“It allows local elected officials to pick their own projects and apply for that funding,” said Lt. Gov. Coleman. “It is a combination of local and state government working together. We are really proud of the joint effort to build up the infrastructure around Kentucky.”