Wednesday Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear came together with local leaders in Morton's Gap, KY to announce funding for Water System Improvements in Hopkins County.
It's all a part of the better Kentucky Plan's $250 million Cleaner Water Program.
Gov. Beshear presented $109,000 that will fund the replacement, repainting, and repair of the existing water infrastructure in Hopkins County. It will also provide at least 6 homes in Morton's Gap with clean drinking water.
“This will integrate them into our Morton’s gap water system. The incorporated city limits of Morton’s gap, they extend beyond that," said Morton's Gap Mayor, Chris Phelps. "so again this wasn’t a political move on my part and obviously not for votes. It was just the principle of providing potable water service to very deserving individuals.”
Gov. Beshear also presented $473,000 to make improvements to the roads and $125,100 to make improvements to Morton's Gap park.
With this funding, Mayor Phelps is hoping to begin making those improvements in early 2022.