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City awarded $1.6 million grant to fund Rowan Creek sewer upgrade project

Jan. 22, 2019, Rowan Creek sewer project public meeting

 

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO
STAFF REPORT

Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019 — Bardstown has been named a recipient of a $1.6 million grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration.

The grant will help fund a sewer infrastructure upgrade the city is planning for city’s Rowan Creek sewer line that will expand the capacity of the line and upgrade a major sewer pump station. The sewer line handles sewage from the Nelson County Industrial Park as well as home and businesses north and east of areas along KY 245.

The project is expended to create 611 jobs and attract $369.5 million in private investment.

“I am proud to join the U.S. Department of Commerce in announcing this grant to improve infrastructure in the city of Bardstown,” Congressman Brett Guthrie said in a press release. “It has been great to see the Bardstown community growing in recent years, and this grant will only make it easier for businesses to operate in Bardstown.”

This investment will fund the construction of approximately 17,000 feet of sewer lines and upgrades that will support a number of industrial companies. This project was made possible by the regional planning efforts led by the Lincoln Trail Area Development District. EDA funds the Lincoln Trail Area Development District to bring together the public and private sectors to create an economic development roadmap to strengthen the regional economy, support private capital investment and create jobs.

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