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 Yonts Announces over $102,000 for Central City Lu-Ray Park and Manitou Fire Dept.


MUHLENBERG COUNTY, Ky. (05/13/15) – A total of $102,086 in federal and coal severance dollars was approved by the state Government Contract Review Committee today for local emergency services and park renovations.

State Rep. Brent Yonts said the committee approved $67,700 in federal funds for construction of a trail, kiosk, and bridge in Central City’s Lu-Ray Park. He said the funds will be administered by the City of Central City.

Coal severance funding approved includes $5,000 to cover debt service on a pumper truck at the Manitou Fire Department and $29,386 to cover emergency management vehicle and equipment costs as well as road department radio licenses for Hopkins County.

“Every cent is for a good purpose, and I am pleased I was able to help bring the funds back to our area,” said Yonts, D-Greenville, a longtime member of the Government Contract Review Committee.

The committee also approved a project number change for a $25,000 coal severance pump station project in the City of White Plains, and voted to allow a water line extension and water line replacement along Dillingham Schoolhouse Road in White Plains.

Rep. Brent Yonts represents the 15th House District, which includes all of Muhlenberg County and part of Hopkins County.

Information provided by Rebecca Hanchett
Posted by J.L. Graham
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