Beshear presents $22.5 million in awards to Warren County

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Gov. Andy Beshear visited Warren County Tuesday afternoon to present more than $22.5 million to support a number of industries in our community.

The grants will support local utilities, schools, law enforcement and nonprofits.

According to Beshear, $4 million will fund clean water initiatives and another portion of funding will supply the Bowling Green Police Department with body armor. Bowling Green High School will use their portion of the funding to build a new vocational education facility.

Students will have opportunities to study areas such as industrial maintenance, technology and early childhood education.

“These are things that we have come together and that we agree on,” Beshear said. “They don’t move us to the right or the left, but they move us forward. Now, clean drinking water isn’t partisan. It’s clean drinking water. The same with great career and technical education as well as these wonderful nonprofits. This is the type of work we should be doing.”

Tourism agencies received $3 million, while local nonprofits received $2.6 million.

These include Habitat for Humanity of Bowling Green/Warren County, Bowling Green-Warren County Community Education, Barren River Area Child Advocacy Center and many more.