KENTUCKY — Gov. Andy Beshear announced Wednesday the Knott County Fiscal Court will receive a total of $180,000 in Rural and Municipal Aid emergency funds.

The money will toward two drainage projects to repair infrastructure damage caused by the July floods that affected eastern Kentucky communities.

“Projects funded by Emergency Road Aid dollars do more than rebuild safe and reliable connections, they restore a sense of normalcy and security Eastern Kentuckians need following the devastating summer flood that wreaked havoc on communities and infrastructure,” Beshear said in a press release.

The repairs will enhance safety and enable proper drainage at Sam's Branch (CR 1158), which will use $68,000, and Smith View Ridge (CR 1744), which will use $112,000. 

According to the governor's office, a total of $411,920 in emergency road aid funds have been awarded to eastern Kentucky counties to help with infrastructure damage created by the floods.