Stimulus funding to help with road project

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By Stephen Lega

Federal stimulus package money will provide $3.7 million to be used to build a connector route in Marion County. This was one of three projects approved April 24 by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet awards committee.

According to the announcement from the governor's office, Nally and Haydon Surfacing LLC will receive the grant. The stimulus money will be used to extend the Lebanon bypass from US 68 to Industrial Drive in Lebanon.

Gov. Steve Beshear said this is the first of many transportation projects that will be funded through the state's stimulus package money.