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State budget funds big projects in Cumberland, Green, Taylor

The current version of HB1, the House and Senate version of the Executive Branch budget for the next two years, was delivered to Governor Beshear on March 30, 2022, and it contains funding for a number of area projects. Adair County doesn't get a specific mention in HB1, but Cumberland, Green, Taylor, and Russell Counties will each receive funding for projects in the new budget. The House approved the executive branch budget by a 93-3 vote while the Senate approved the budget unanimously in a 35-0 vote.

According to HB1, Taylor County and Campbellsville schools would receive almost $20 million in funding for school buildings, Cumberland County would receive $13 million for Cumberland County Elementary School, Russell County is in line for $1.5 million for the Russell County Regional Agribusiness Training Facility, and Green County would receive funding for nearly $9 million between school construction funds and community development projects.

The current version of HB1 can be viewed in its entirety at (PDF)

Some of the projects that receive funding under the new budget:

Special Offers of Assistance - 2022-2023
  • $12,300,000 to Campbellsville Independent Schools for Campbellsville Middle School;
  • $13,163,100 to Cumberland County Schools for Cumberland County

Local Area Vocational Education Center Renovation Projects:
  • $6,738,200 to Green County Schools
  • $6,662,700 to Taylor County Schools

Community Development Projects:
  • $1,500,000 in each fiscal year to the Russell County Regional Agribusiness Training Facility
  • $300,000 in fiscal year 2023-2024 to the City of Greensburg for beautification projects
  • $1,000,000 in fiscal year 2022-2023 to the Green County Fiscal Court for industrial park site development
  • $1,000,000 in fiscal year 2023-2024 to the Green County Fiscal Court for the American Legion Park Trail Development Project

This story was posted on 2022-03-31 08:32:59
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