US Labor Department grant to help with Kentucky cleanup

FRANKFORT, KY (AP) - The federal government is awarding more than $4.2 million to help clean up following severe storms, tornadoes and flooding that hit Kentucky in April.

The U.S. Labor Department says the national emergency grant is being awarded to the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet to create temporary jobs to help in recovery efforts.

The counties designated as eligible for the Federal Emergency Management Agency's public assistance program are the counties that will receive assistance under the emergency grant. Those counties are Anderson, Bath, Boone, Boyd, Bracken, Butler, Caldwell, Calloway, Campbell, Carroll, Carter, Clay, Edmonson, Elliott, Estill, Fleming, Franklin, Fulton, Gallatin, Grant, Graves, Green, Greenup, Harlan, Henry, Kenton, Lawrence, Lee, Lewis, Logan, Lyon, Mason, Mercer, Monroe, Morgan, Nicholas, Oldham, Owen, Owsley, Pendleton, Robertson, Spencer, Todd, Trigg, Trimble, Union and Washington.

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