HICKMAN-FULTON COUNTY RIVERPORT AUTHORITY RECIPIENT OF $81,800 IN GRANT AWARDS
Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear announced on June 30, the awarding of $500,000 in grants to four Kentucky riverports for needed infrastructure improvements and equipment upgrades with Hickman-Fulton County Riverport Authority the recipient of $50,000 toward an array of stabilization and safety repairs to three aging mooring cells, as well as $31,800 for dredging around port docks.
"We would have loved to receive more money, however these funds will certainly help us with these two projects. With the drought, it is imperative we are able to perform the dredging here in the harbor, as the water has dropped. After having a study done, and the condition of aging equipment, the minor repairs we will be able to complete regarding the mooring cells will provide us with much needed financial assistance," Greg Curlin, Hickman-Fulton County Riverport Executive Director said.
“Our Kentucky riverports play a unique role in our commerce and our transportation system. We’re pleased to be able to provide funding for these worthy projects,” Gov. Beshear said.
The funding, which must be locally matched, was awarded for eight separate projects at four riverports.
Kentucky Transportation Secretary Jim Gray approved the awards at the recommendation of the Kentucky Water Transportation Advisory Board, which reviewed the applications.
“The grants will help these riverports meet a range of needs for both operations and capacity,” Secretary Gray said.
The funding was appropriated by the 2022 General Assembly.
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