JACKSON, Ky.— Four federal grants totaling over $1 million are slated for Breathitt County to improve emergency operations, enhance public service and make necessary improvements at the Julian Carroll Airport.
Three of the grants were awarded through the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development (USDA-RD), including $480,000 for the City of Jackson to renovate a new emergency services building for the local fire and police departments; $63,500 for the Breathitt County Fiscal Court to purchase a new truck for the Breathitt County Road Department; and $112,600 to purchase a new garbage truck for the City of Jackson’s Solid Waste Department.
The City of Jackson will renovate the current fire station for use as an emergency services building for both the fire and police departments. The new center will help adequately meet the two departments’ needs in order to provide efficient and effective emergency response.
The fourth grant was awarded by the Federal Aviation Administration totaling nearly $430,000 for improvements at the Julian Carroll Airport in Breathitt County. The project will install drains to protect the runway and taxiway from deterioration, remove non-hazard tree obstructions to meet FAA standards, and fund an aeronautical survey to identify all obstructions to make the airport safer.
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