June 19, 2014

Laurel County receives almost $100,000 in Pride Grant Money


The city of London received its 5th annual grant through the Pride organization.  The total amount granted was $92,294.  

The Pride grant is dispersed every year, giving different amounts to cities in Kentucky each time.  The money is geared to pay for resources and tools that help Kentucky be environmentally conscious.

“It's funding through the state that supports recycling,” said London Public Works Director Steve Edge, who also said that the grant has the “intent is to put people in the position that they can recycle on an ongoing basis.”

The Public Works Department consists of both the Street and Sanitation departments.

Features of the grant include $34,360 for shredding technology.  Residents will be allowed to bring documents and properly dispose of them at their desire, free of charge.  

Other features of the grant include:  

$13,338 for a cascade bale clamp.  This tool is used on forklifts, specifically for lifting and moving hay bales. It's alloy steel frame allows for longer use.

$6,250 will be used on 10 four-yard commercial recycling bins.

$7,450 will be used on 10 eight-yard commercial recycling bins.

$1,650 will cover the combined freight of the bins.

$18,000 will finance two pro-gravity recycling trailers for Laurel County.  These trailers are made of recycled, quality steel and are easy to load and unload.  The trailers will be taken to the fire departments.

$4,000 pays for advertisement - $2,500 for radio, and $1,500 for newspaper.

$7,246 goes to Rockcastle County, which the grant also covers.  This money will be spent on a custom built drop off trailer to use at the county's desire.

In addition to London, the city of Corbin received $7,150 to be used on several pieces of equipment for the city's use.

The total amount that both London and Corbin received ended up at $99,444.  


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