Sequatchie Valley counties net more than $1 million in grants

Sequatchie Valley counties net more than $1 million in grants

July 8th, 2014 by Ben Benton in Local - Breaking News

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam

Photo by Associated Press /Times Free Press.

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam handed out more than $1 million in grant funding today as he made stops in three Sequatchie Valley counties.

Pikeville, Dunlap, Monteagle and Tracy City netted $1.12 million for infrastructure improvements planned in future and ongoing projects.

Pikeville and Bledsoe County got a $59,200 grant for a developing farmers market and a $250,000 energy grant for renovations to the old Pikeville Elementary School as a new city municipal building, community kitchen and training faciility.

Dunlap got more than $591,000 for phase II of its Coops Creek Greenway project that cuts through downtown. When completed, the greenway path will link schools, residential areas and the business district.

Monteagle and Tracy City got almost $820,000 for continuing work for pedestrian and bicycle access and more work on the Mountain Goat Trail that eventually will link the two towns to each other and points eastward into Franklin County.

For complete details, see tomorrow's Chattanooga Times Free Press.