Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear said Thursday that the city of Earlington, Kentucky, had received $610,000 from the Economic Development Administration (EDA) for water system improvements.
The improvements will focus on providing reliable services, support the expansion of businesses, and diversify the regional economy.
After the federal $610,000 in funding is matched with $390,000 in local funds, the $1 million project is expected to create 20 new jobs and boost the economy in Western Kentucky.
“Reliable infrastructure is necessary to strengthen our economy and create sustained opportunity across Kentucky,” said Gov. Beshear. “We’re grateful to the EDA for their continued investment in the commonwealth as they help the city of Earlington cultivate an environment for economic development and expansion that will create jobs and provide Kentuckians with reliable water for years to come.”
Earlington Mayor Philip Hunt says the improvements will ensure the city has the capacity to provide water and sanitation services to any company looking to expand or relocate to its region.
You can see the full Thursday announcement from Gov. Beshear here.