Cadiz is among eight Kentucky cities that were approved for grants last week from the Governor’s Office for Local Development (GOLD).
“Preserving and restoring the rich heritage of our downtown communities is vital to bringing visitors to Kentucky and driving economic development,” said Gov. Erinie Fletcher in a news release.
“Each of our cities has downtown areas that are living, breathing history lessons. We want to restore them to prominence, and make them have an important economic impact. Through Renaissance on Main programs, we have restored buildings to prominence while creating business opportunities. These grants will continue to move Kentucky forward with a keen eye to the past.”
The release listed the approved grants for each of the cities, and said that Cadiz had been approved for façade improvements on 20 downtown properties, although GOLD records show 22 properties as being approved. When The Cadiz Record spoke to Cadiz Renaissance Director Cindy Sholar on Monday, she said she had not been told which specific buildings had been approved for improvements.
“We applied for $150,000, so we’re excited about whatever we did get,” she said.
Read about the GOLD grant in this week's Cadiz Record.