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Columbia receives $2,700 for downtown revitalization

In honor of National Tourism Week TOUR, Southern and Eastern Kentucky in partnership with Kentucky Tourism Council (KTC), Eastern Kentucky PRIDE, the Kentucky Commerce Cabinet hosted an events dinner recently at the Center for Rural Development in Somerset. The event provided funding to winning communities and educated the participatnts about the power of partnerships.

The evening's events awarded funds to winning commmunities for C.I.T.Y (Community Initiatives for You), Let's Paint the Town, a downtown revitalization project, and Community Development Fund Applications. The City of Columbia received $2,700.00 from "Let's Paint the Town," grant written by Vonnie Kolbenschlag, Adair County's representative who serves on the TOUR SEKY advisory council.

"Let's Paint the Town" is one component of the C.I.T.Y. Progrm. This component is a community based program to clean up, paint and revitalize communities in southern and eastern Kentucky. These opportunities were available through the efforts of Congressman Hal Rogers.

This story was posted on 2008-07-07 16:43:57
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