Cannon Takes Opportunity To Thank Governor Personally
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Edmonson County Judge Executive Wil Cannon had the opportunity to thank Governor Matt Bevin in person at a dinner Monday night for more than $600,000 in discretionary funds that were awarded to Edmonson County over the past two years.
In April of this year, the county was awarded $523,053 from Governor Bevin's Discretionary Funds for resurfacing work.
$181,655 was earmarked for the concrete patching on the curb, railing, and sidewalk of the North Main St. Bridge, while the rest was allocated for resurfacing work on the following roads:
1.1 miles of Oak Hill Rd. - $45,858
2.9 miles of Mt. Zion Church Rd. -$119,977
1.6 miles Salem Church Rd. - $58,688
1.8 miles of Long Fall Rd. -$66,594
0.7 Crump Rd. -$19,108
0.85 Mohawk Rd. -$33,172.
"The Governor is trying to help all counties that need this discretionary funding, whether it's mainly republican or democrat," said Judge Cannon. "I really feel like this is being done for the counties that need it the most, and that's certainly Edmonson County."
In 2018, over $94,000 was awarded from the governor's office to Edmonson County for the resurfacing of Dalton Way and Carnes Road, both in the Chalybeate area of the county.
Governor Bevin also provided a statement to the Edmonson Voice regarding the funding.
"We are pleased to provide discretionary funding to Edmonson County as well as other communities across the Commonwealth to assist with important road improvements,” said Gov. Bevin. “Our Transportation Cabinet has been working closely with local officials like Judge-Executive Cannon to identify priority projects, as we invest in infrastructure upgrades that will significantly improve safety, access, and economic opportunity.”
Cannon said the funding will have an enormous impact on the county.
"It's not often you get to walk up to the Governor in person, shake his hand, and say 'thank you,' " said Cannon. "So I'm glad for the opportunity I had to do that on behalf of Edmonson County."