Hopkins Co. communities receive housing funds

Mortons Gap, KY – Two Hopkins County communities each will receive one million dollar federal grants to serve their low-income residents. Dawson Springs and Mortons Gap have received Community Development Block Grants, a federally funded program that helps communities provide affordable housing. Mortons Gap Mayor Frank Stafford says he's applied for the grant several times, and is excited that his small community finally received the funds. He says the money will go toward renovating or building around twelve homes. Mayor Ross Workman says Dawson Springs can now rebuild some homes in need of more extensive repair. He estimates between 10 and 12 houses will be available to qualifying residents after the projects' completion.