Lt. Gov. Coleman Announces Over $1.6 Million in Funding to Bullitt County to Improve Infrastructure

Lt. Governor's Office - 09/30/2022

Lt. Gov. Coleman Announces Over $1.6 Million in Funding to Bullitt County to Improve Infrastructure
Funding supports expanding internet access, providing clean water, repairing roads

MOUNT WASHINGTON, Ky. (Sept. 30, 2022) – Lt. Gov. Jacqueline Coleman awarded $1,651,015 in funding to three projects in Bullitt County today to improve infrastructure by expanding internet access, providing clean water and repairing roads.

“We know that today’s infrastructure cannot sustain the jobs of tomorrow,” said Lt. Gov. Coleman. “We are investing in our communities like never before to help them build roads, bridges, outdoor spaces, better internet access and updated water systems.”

“I’d like to thank Judge/Executive Jerry Summers and Chief Financial Officer Keith Griffee for their continuous work for the county, especially for these long-overdue improved roads,” Sen. Michael Nemes of Mount Washington said. “I appreciate what the Governor and the Lieutenant Governor have done to make these continual improvements in our community.”

Bardstown Connect
Lt. Gov. Coleman highlighted Gov. Beshear’s June announcement of 46 grants totaling $89.1 million to expand high-speed internet across Kentucky. Bardstown Connect received a grant for $1,090,982. The overall project cost is $3,305,064 including the required matching funds. This investment will expand access to high-speed internet to 1,061 currently unserved households and businesses located in Bullitt, Nelson, Spencer and Washington counties.

“The pandemic has shown how important high-speed internet access is to our daily lives. It’s a necessity in the modern world,” Bullitt County Judge/Executive Jerry Summers said. “These funds are going to help bring that access to more of our citizens and make the lives of Bullitt County residents better.”

Foster Lane Waterline Extension
The City of Mount Washington was awarded a Cleaner Water Program grant for $480,833. This project will extend water service along Foster Lane in Bullitt County, providing clean water to approximately 14 homes.

“The Cleaner Water funds announced today are going to bring water to 14 homes along Foster Lane that currently don’t have service,” Mount Washington Mayor Barry Armstrong said. “We are moving our community forward, and we are very thankful for the state’s help. This project is a big step toward a brighter future for Mount Washington.”

Holsclaw Hill Road
Bullitt County was awarded a KYTC grant for $79,200. The funding will be used to resurface 1.6 miles of Holsclaw Hill Road from KY 1526 to the Jefferson County line. There are 19 residences on the road. The road is cracking, has numerous potholes and the pavement is breaking away at the edges.

“This resurfacing project is much-needed, and we’re thankful for these KYTC funds to move this project forward,” Judge Summers said. “We are working to ensure Bullitt County’s roads are in good condition for our people, and this project will be a big help.”

About the Cleaner Water Program
Funded by the American Rescue Plan Act and administered by the Kentucky Infrastructure Authority, $500 million has been appropriated through a bipartisan agreement with the General Assembly to provide clean drinking water and wastewater grants to fund projects across Kentucky since 2021.