Over $5 million in economic development projects is awarded to eastern Kentucky counties

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ) – Three Eastern Kentucky counties celebrate $5.09 million in funding for three economic development projects in Knott, Perry, and Breathitt counties.

The projects were selected for grants through the EEC’s Division of Abandoned Mine Lands, as part of the 2018 and 2019 Abandoned Mine Lands (AML) Pilot program to help revitalize the coalfields in Kentucky’s Appalachian region.

The USA Drone Port in Perry and Knott counties was selected to receive $1.5 million.

Mine Made Adventures in Knott County was selected to receive $1.5 million to expand and develop the park.

The South Fork Elk View Campground in Breathitt County was selected to receive $1.345 million to continue development of the campground.

The projects were first unveiled Friday at the SOAR Summit in Pikeville.

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