$3M awarded to Kentucky city for wastewater treatment plants

SOMERSET, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear says the federal government has awarded $3 million to Somerset to upgrade two wastewater treatment facilities, expected to create more than 300 jobs. A news release from Beshear’s office says the U.S. Economic Development Administration award, along with local funds, is expected to create 379 jobs, retain 580 jobs and generate $179 million in private investment. The release says the project is funded under the Assistance to Coal Communities initiative, which helps communities severely affected by the declining use of coal.