Kentucky communities awarded $4 million for water projects

Published 9:29 am Monday, February 14, 2022

More Kentucky communities have been awarded funding to improve aging water and wastewater systems, officials said.

Hardin County in central Kentucky will receive $4 million from the state’s Cleaner Water Program, according to a statement Friday from Gov. Andy Beshear.

“We are proud to be a part of a team effort with Elizabethtown, Vine Grove, West Point and local utilities, which are working together to improve this area’s infrastructure and support each other as we build a better Kentucky,” Beshear said about the funding for Hardin County.

Projects include building a new water storage tank, upgrading a sewer treatment plant and replacing old water lines.

“Adequate water and sewer service is not only important for the residents of our county, it is also paramount to our ability to attract excellent economic development opportunities to our region,” Hardin County Judge-Executive Harry Berry said.