MOUNT WASHINGTON, Ky.—State government awarded $1,651,015 in funding to three projects in Bullitt County to improve infrastructure by expanding internet access, providing clean water and repairing roads.
“We know that today’s infrastructure cannot sustain the jobs of tomorrow,” said Lt. Gov. Jacqueline Coleman. “We are investing in our communities like never before to help them build roads, bridges, outdoor spaces, better internet access and updated water systems.”
“I’d like to thank Judge/Executive Jerry Summers and Chief Financial Officer Keith Griffee for their continuous work for the county, especially for these long-overdue improved roads,” state Sen. Michael Nemes of Mount Washington said. “I appreciate what the governor and lieutenant governor have done to make these continual improvements in our community.”
As part of a June announcement of 46 grants totaling $89.1 million to expand high-speed internet across Kentucky, Bardstown Connect received a grant for $1,090,982. The overall project cost is $3,305,064 including the required matching funds. This investment will expand access to high-speed internet to 1,061 currently unserved households and businesses located in Bullitt, Nelson, Spencer and Washington counties.
Foster Lane Waterline Extension
The City of Mount Washington was awarded a Cleaner Water Program grant for $480,833. This infrastructure project will extend water service along Foster Lane in Bullitt County, providing clean water to approximately 14 homes.
Holsclaw Hill Road
Bullitt County was awarded a KYTC grant for $79,200. The funding will be used to resurface 1.6 miles of Holsclaw Hill Road from KY 1526 to the Jefferson County line. There are 19 residences on the road. The road is cracking, has numerous potholes and the pavement is breaking away at the edges.
About the Cleaner Water Program
Funded by the American Rescue Plan Act and administered by the Kentucky Infrastructure Authority, $500 million was appropriated for the Cleaner Water Program through a bipartisan agreement with the General Assembly to provide clean drinking water and wastewater grants to fund projects across Kentucky since 2021.
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