More than $2.3 million in investments were announced Wednesday by Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear to construct a senior center, provide clean water and improve recreational spaces in Pike County.
According to a news release from the governor’s office, the governor presented $1 million to Pike County in community Development Block Grant funds to construct a new senior center on Bank Street in Pikeville.
In addition, more than $700,000 was presented in Cleaner Water Program funding to the Mountain Water District for the installation of more than 50,000 feet of waterline to supply clean drinking water to 125 new residential customers.
Beshear also awarded a more than $58,000 grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission to Breaks Interstate Park to enhance the recreational Ratliff Hole area in Pike County.
Beshear also presented more than $200,000 to the city of Pikeville to improve pedestrian safety.