Breathitt County Fire Grant

The United States Department of Agriculture has announced that it is investing nearly $300,000 into community services in three Eastern Kentucky counties.More than $123,000 is going to Breathitt County, more than $77,000 is going to Letcher County, and more than $90,000 is going to Owsley County.The Breathitt County grant will go towards equipment improvements for the Jackson Fire Department and the Breathitt County Jail. The Wolfcoal Volunteer Fire Department will also use the money to purchase new equipment.The Letcher County grant will be used by the both the county and private businesses to improve water sampling and energy efficiency in the county. This includes the purchase and installation of solar energy systems.