Governor Beshear to award nearly $1M for fire station, sexual assault, abuse recovery

Governor Beshear to award nearly $1M for fire station, sexual assault, abuse recovery

KENTUCKY (KFVS) - Governor Andy Beshear will make his way to the western part of Kentucky on Monday, Jan. 13.

Beshear stopped in Paducah around 9:15 a.m.

He presented a $360,000 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) award for Lotus in McCracken County for an outdoor preserve.

Also in attendance was Commissioner Dennis Keene with the Department of Local Government.

Governor Beshear’s office officials said this funding will help Lotus’s work with healing and recovery for survivors of sexual assault and child abuse.

Lotus will purchase 2.2 acres of land near their existing facility for the creation of an outdoor preserve.

Green spaces for physical, psychological, social and spiritual needs will be developed on the new plot of land.

According to his office, Beshear will then head to Murray, Ky.

At 1:45 p.m. the governor, Commissioner Keene and Murray City Mayor Bob Rogers will be in attendance at the City Council Chambers.

There, Beshear will present $500,000 to the city for a new fire station.

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