Thursday, January 10, 2008

Coal Money to Aid Dycusburg

Coal mined from Crittenden County will return to the county in the form of financial help for the new detention center and three other community projects.

Sen. Dorsey Ridley told The Crittenden Press that local requests for the $300,000 due Crittenden County in the coming fiscal year from Kentucky╩╝s coal severance tax have been agreed upon by him and Rep. Mike Cherry. Both Democrats represent Crittenden County in Frankfort and will be requesting allocations in the state╩╝s new biennial budget based upon the wishes of the local fiscal court.

According to Ridley, the $300,000 will be broken down as follows:

  • $240,000 for debt reduction on the new $7.7 million Crittenden County Detention Center. That will amount to about half of the half-a-million dollar payment the county will make for 2009.

  • $30,000 for restrooms and upgrades to the Dam 50 recreation area.

  • $20,000 for upgrades to the Ben E. Clement Mineral Museum in Marion.

  • $10,000 to create a recreation area at Chase Matthews Park at the boat ramp in Dycusburg.

From the Jan. 10 issue of The Crittenden Press (p. 5A). Click here for subscription information.

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