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SALYERSVILLE, Ky. -- U.S. Rep. Hal Rogers (KY-05) joined local officials in Salyersville, along with leaders from Eastern Kentucky PRIDE and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers today to break ground on the new Magoffin County Industrial Park Extension Project.

The $2.11 million project will extend service to 100 more households with the addition of approximately 50,000 linear feet of wastewater collection lines from the existing treatment plant along US  460 to Gifford Road

"Magoffin County is perfectly positioned for growth and high-tech jobs. Sitting at this grand intersection of our region, Salyersville is now a major thoroughfare for Eastern Kentucky," said Congressman Rogers. "This sewer extension project is just the next step to really take advantage of this prime piece of Kentucky real estate and become another hub for Silicon Holler." 

The new industrial park will have access to broadband, providing new opportunities for high-tech industry recruitment and job growth. 

The project was funded by a $1.06 million grant through PRIDE and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and $1.05 million from coal severance funds through the Kentucky Local Government Economic Development Fund. State Senator Brandon Smith and State Rep. John Blanton also participated in the ground breaking ceremony.

The project is scheduled to be completed in one year.