PIKEVILLE, KY (STL.News) Gov. Andy Beshear announced his recommendation of two projects in Pike County totaling more than $1 million in funds from the Appalachian Regional Commission.
Projects would bolster water infrastructure and protect the area from future flood damage. Gov. Beshear also announced nearly $150,000 in funds from the Transportation Cabinet to reconstruct an intersection at a local high school and to resurface one of the county’s rural roads.
“Strong infrastructure, from roads and bridges to our water systems, is imperative to encourage growth and advancement in our local communities,” said Gov. Beshear. “Today’s announcements are adding to the region’s strong future. Kentucky’s economy is set for liftoff following COVID-19, and we are seeing reasons why right here in Pike County.”
The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) funding is designed to help economically distressed counties in Appalachian Kentucky strengthen industry and infrastructure to build stronger economic futures. The Department for Local Government (DLG) oversees ARC funds at the state level.
“We look forward to ARC’s approval on these projects because they will make much-needed improvements in Pike County to ensure they and Eastern Kentucky are poised for growth and a strong future,” said DLG Commissioner Dennis Keene.