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McCreary County inched one step closer to having its very own state of the art Farmers Market when the McCreary County Agricultural Committee approved $1,000 of funding needed to move forward with the project. While $1,000 may not seem like much in the grand scheme of things, that action should release up to $250,000 from the state in funds to be matched.
Larry King with the McCreary County Farmers Market said the next steps are to look at potential locations for the market and reenter a discussion with McCreary County Fiscal Court regarding matching funds with the state funding.
“This has really been a fox, goose, corn project,” King exclaimed. “Just like with the County Agricultural Committee…the vote approving the $1,000 allows us to move forward. However, we can’t start plans for the building regardless of where it is located until we have an idea of how much matching funding we can get to match the state’s funding. Not knowing that is holding up the next portion of the grant. We have to know what we are working with financially. The grant requires a breakdown on spending when submitted.”
As required in the grant, King stressed that the hoped for building will be a multi-purpose building with the Farmers Market being the primary activity.
“In summary, we need to nail down the matching funds and find a suitable location so we can move to the next step,” King declared.