Russell Springs, Jamestown recipients of Cleaner Water Program funding

Governor Andy Beshear made a stop in Russell Springs this past Friday, appearing at an event at the Lake Cumberland Area Development District, to award Jamestown and Russell Springs, as well as several other communities in the 10-county district, funding to provide for cleaner drinking water and improved sewer and wastewater systems.

Russell Springs and Jamestown received just over $329,000 each for two water projects.

The funding is part of the Better Kentucky Plan’s $250 million Cleaner Water Program, and is estimated to create approximately 3,800 jobs across the state.

Speaking to a crowd of local officials at the ADD, Beshear said that by working together, a better Kentucky is being built with improved infrastructure that supports residents and meets the needs of the state’s growing economy.

The governor also presented $58,900 to Russell County in Kentucky Transportation Cabinet funding for road resurfacing projects on Glover Road and Fairview Church Road.

The Lake Cumberland Area Development District submitted the funding requests to the Kentucky Infrastructure Authority.

Stay tuned to WJRS NEWS this week as we’ll have detailed information regarding Russell County’s two water projects being funded by the state’s Cleaner Water Program.