Clark Block Grant
Clark County received $464,000 in Community Development Block Grant CARES Act (CDBG-CV) funding which will help renovate the Clark County Community Servicesbuilding.
Clark County Community Services provides families with clothing, food, utilities and housing assistance. They also provide Senior Commodities Monthly Food Boxes through their work with God’s Pantry.
“Today’s award prioritizes an organization that helps our community in so many ways,” Clark County Judge/Executive Henry Branham said. “The new drive-through addition is going to make these needed services more accessible to Clark County residents.”
“The renovations of our parking lot will help us better serve the Clark County community,” said Debbie Fatkin, executive director of Clark County Community Services. “Our services have not stopped during the pandemic, and these improvements will make us more efficient in helping our people.”
Lexington Fire Dept Awarded New Funding
The Lexington Fire Department has been awarded $4.2 million grant that will allow it to hire 21 additional firefighters. The goal of the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant is to provide funding directly to fire departments to help them increase or maintain the number of trained firefighters available in their communities. “We want to ensure all response units — like fire engines, ladders, and ambulances — are kept on duty at all times in order to meet our Department’s mission of protecting lives and property,” Fire Chief Jason Wells said. The funds will cover the cost of the additional firefighters for three years.
Let There Be Light
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) advises motorists of a signal installation. The new signal is located at Winchester Road/US 60 and Polo Club Boulevard.
Left turns onto Polo Club Boulevard from Winchester Road/US 60 will have an FYA (flashing yellow arrow) operation which indicates a permissive movement
- when the yellow arrow is flashing — drivers must yield to oncoming traffic
- the right turn movement onto Polo Club Boulevard will have a right turn overlap indication
- Polo Club Boulevard will have three exit lanes, two left turn lanes onto Winchester Road/US 60 and one right turn only lane onto Winchester Road/US 60
- there will be no U-turns permitted from the Polo Club Boulevard approach (due to the right turn overlap)
Polo Club Plans Progress
Hamburg is several steps closer to a new middle school at Polo Club Boulevard. Last November, faced with escalating costs (from a projected $47.2 million to $70.5 million), Fayette County Public Schools indefinitely put the brakes on the long-planned project. The bid process resumed in September with expected announcements forthcoming.