Darren Doyle, story:
The City of Brownsville has been approved to receive $60,042 in reimbursements from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act for local government expenses related to COVID-19, according to a statement from Governor Andy Beshear's office.
Fifteen western Kentucky governments have applied for and been granted $3,667,367 in funding, in a collaboration with the Department for Local Government (DLG). Sixteen others, which include Brownsville, have received preliminary approval, meaning they will receive reimbursements once final documentation is submitted to DLG, the Gov's office said.
Several other regional county and city governments were also included in the reimbursements: Allen, Butler, and Hart Counties were also named among those receiving funds, as well as the cities of Caneyville and Russellville.
Some other regional governments that also received preliminary approvals are: Logan and Simpson Counties, as well as the cities of Franklin, Horse Cave, and Tompkinsville.
The reimbursement approved for Brownsville will be for payroll costs and sanitizing supplies and resources.