Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear

Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear

During the annual SOAR Summit, Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear and U.S. Congressman Harold “Hal” Rogers (KY-05) announced $24.4 million in Abandoned Mine Land Economic Revitalization (AMLER) Program funds for economic development projects in nine Eastern Kentucky counties, according to The Lane Report.

When completed, the projects in Clay, Elliott, Floyd, Knox, Letcher, Magoffin, Martin, McCreary and Wolfe counties will enable cold storage of bulk apples, broadcasting equipment at the Mountain Arts Studio, an emergency services center, a commercial driver’s license (CDL) and diesel-mechanics training facility, RV and industrial parks, a resort bordering the Jefferson National Forest, a wastewater treatment plant and a visitors’ center.

The projects selected for funding include:

  • Impact Outdoor Adventures RV Campground was selected to receive $900,000 to construct a multi-purpose building, yurts and a tree-top adventure course in Clay County.
  • Stearns RV Park and Campground was selected to receive $1.6 million to construct an RV park and campground in McCreary County.
  • Raven Rock Resort was selected to receive $1.7 million to begin development on the Raven Rock Resort in Letcher County.

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