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Western Kentucky Governments Approved for Millions in CARES Act Funds

Kentucky's governor announced on Thursday that several Western Kentucky governments had been approved for over $14 million collectively.

Posted: Sep 17, 2020 1:36 PM
Updated: Sep 17, 2020 1:40 PM

Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear announced on Thursday that 22 Western Kentucky governments had been approved for $14,905,621 in reimbursements from the Coronavirus Aid, RElief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act for expenses related to COVID-19.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has been difficult for everyone, and our local governments are no exception,” said Gov. Beshear. "These reimbursements from the CARES Act will help alleviate some of the strain on their budgets and ensure they can provide necessary services to our families."

Local governments approved for funding include:

Daviess County will use $1,456,424 for COVID-19 testing areas, PPE and its distribution, sanitizer, cleaning supplies, telework equipment, food delivery, and sheriff’s department and fire department payroll.

Hopkins County will use $565,650 for COVID-19 testing sites, PPE, disinfectant, telework equipment, plexiglass partitions and sheriff’s department, and first responder payroll.

Central City will use $413,750 for police department payroll.

The City of Henderson will use $1,388,800 for police and fire department payroll.

Lewisport will use $46,638 for police department payroll.

Owensboro will use $4,300,651 for first responder payroll.

Hartford will use $63,558 for payroll expenses.

You can see a full list of Western Kentucky governments where funding was announced by clicking here.

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