FRANKFORT—A total of $39.06 million in funds to build a new Martin County High School were unanimously approved by a state legislative committee yesterday at the request of Kentucky State Rep. Chris Harris.
“Today we moved one step closer to making the new Martin County High School a reality,” Harris said following the May meeting of the Capital Projects and Bond Oversight committee.
Harris, D-Forest Hills, represents the 93rd Kentucky House district, which includes Martin County and part of Pike County. He serves as co-chair of the Capitol Projects and Bond Oversight Committee and made the motion to approve the funding, which was approved without dissent.
The funding approved by the committee for the project includes $18,787,669 in School Facilities Construction Commission (SFCC) Critical Need Funding as well as SFCC funds totaling $1,217,450. The remaining $19,049,881 will be paid from local funds.
“I’m excited about getting this much needed project off the ground,” said Harris. “The kids of Martin County are finally going to be getting the first-class facility they so deserve.”