Caneyville receives 2016 Safety Grant

By Matt Lasley -

The City of Caneyville announced this week that it has received a 2016 safety grant to repair sidewalks within the city.

During the Caneyville City Commission’s regular Monday, Jan. 11 meeting, Caneyville City Clerk Connie Gootee reported that the city had received a 50/50 safety grant from the Kentucky League of Cities Insurance Services (KLCIS).

The grant reimburses the City of Caneyville for approximately half of a $1,950.00 sidewalk repair project, making the total funds received $975.00, Gootee said.

Caneyville Mayor James Embry, in a news release, said that, in these uncertain times, grants such as the one received from KLCIS are a practical way to make the city’s budget go further, as well as provide products that will enhance public safety.

“We use every opportunity to make our city safer,” Embry said.

The KLCIS helps its members increase public safety through a number of proactive programs and services. Since the Safety Grant program started in 1999, the Kentucky League of Cities (KLC) has awarded in excess of $4 million.

“Our philosophy is to prevent injuries and claims from happening,” said KLC Executive Director/CEO Jon Steiner. “We want to partner with our members, and this safety grant promotes good risk management. There is no better way to invest our member’s money.”

According to Gootee, the KLCIS provides Safety Grants twice annually, and the City of Caneyville will have the opportunity to apply for another grant this spring.

In other business:

*The City Commission voted to purchase new seven-inch gutters for the old Caneyville School from Mike Cannon at the cost of $2,400.

*Friends of Caneyville High School member Marilyn Templeman said the Caneyville community Easter egg hunt has been scheduled for Saturday, March 19 at 12 noon.

Additionally, Caneyville City Commissioner Mike Geary said the 2016 Caneyville Easter program is currently scheduled for March 18, 19, and 25 inside the old Caneyville School.

*Gootee reported that two more donations of $2,500 have been submitted from the Marion Higgs family and the Smith family to aid with the restoration of rooms in the old Caneyville School.

*Caneyville City Commissioner Debbie Embry said three new people have recently joined the Caneyville Volunteer Fire Department and are currently in the process of being trained to go on runs.

By Matt Lasley

Reach Matt Lasley at 270-259-9622, ext. 2015.

Reach Matt Lasley at 270-259-9622, ext. 2015.

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