A state budget remained up in the air by press time Tuesday, but the budget under consideration went into its final machinations with $2.375 million slated for Grayson County projects.
The Department of Local Government contacted county officials late Monday with what appeared to be a final list which included: $1.5 million for Leitchfield's sewer facility upgrade. An additional $150,000 for the project will come through county allocations.
The project, which local officials have been lobbying for in person during the session, has a total price tag of nearly $3.5 million.
$100,000 for Leitchfield's waste water improvements.
$125,000 for a water line extension for Caneyville.
$250,000 for the county's water tank construction.
$100,000 for Caneyville's sewer plant upgrade.
$150,000 for the county's storage tank near Rough River State Park.
All the funding, if approved, would be money available in fiscal year 2004-05. The budget listed zero funds in the second year of the two-year budget.
Several highway projects remain funded in the budget, including:
$1.4 million to be spent in 2004-05 to add a westbound on ramp at Clarkson on Ford Parkway.
$4.2 million in 2005-06 for pavement rehab on the eastbound lane of Ford Parkway from mile post 107 to 111.
$4.4 million in 2004-05 to widen Mill Street-Elizabethtown Road (U.S. 62)
$7.2 million in 2004-05 to reconstruct the Leitchfield-Harned Road (Hwy 737) at Rough River.
$50,000 in 2003-04 and $235,000 in 2005-06 to build turn lanes at the intersection of U.S. 62 and Hwy. 187 (Shrewsberry Road)
The highway projects totaled $50,000 in 2003-04; $13.1 million in 2004-05; and $4.4 million in 2005-06.