Our Work in Kentucky
In partnership with the Kentucky Department for Local Government, ARC is supporting 51 projects in Kentucky totaling nearly $44.3 million in fiscal year 2019. These investments have been matched by $38.6 million and are attracting an additional $25.8 million in leveraged private investments in Kentucky. They are also creating or retaining more than 3,400 jobs, educating nearly 2,200 students and workers, and benefiting the 1.2 million residents in Kentucky’s 54 Appalachian counties.
Honorable Andy Beshear
Kentucky Department for Local Government
100 Airport Road, Third Floor
Frankfort, KY 40601
In Fiscal Year 2019, ARC and the Kentucky Department for Local Government partnered on the following investments and projects.
Investments in Action
Kentucky’s Lineman Training Programs
State Plans and Strategies
ARC’s current strategic plan is a blueprint for investments at the Regional level. Each of Appalachia’s 13 states develops a companion four-year plan and annual strategy statement outlining its funding priorities for ARC projects.
County Economic Status
Every year, ARC applies an index-based classification system to compare each county in the Region with national averages to understand how counties are performing.
Counties in Appalachia
(54 out of 120 counties): Adair, Bath, Bell, Boyd, Breathitt, Carter, Casey, Clark, Clay, Clinton, Cumberland, Edmonson, Elliott, Estill, Fleming, Floyd, Garrard, Green, Greenup, Harlan, Hart, Jackson, Johnson, Knott, Knox, Laurel, Lawrence, Lee, Leslie, Letcher, Lewis, Lincoln, McCreary, Madison, Magoffin, Martin, Menifee, Metcalfe, Monroe, Montgomery, Morgan, Nicholas, Owsley, Perry, Pike, Powell, Pulaski, Robertson, Rockcastle, Rowan, Russell, Wayne, Whitley, and Wolfe
Local Development Districts
Barren River Area Development District
Big Sandy Area Development District
Bluegrass Area Development District
Buffalo Trace Area Development District
Cumberland Valley Area Development District
FIVCO Area Development District
Gateway Area Development District
Kentucky River Area Development District
Lake Cumberland Area Development District, Inc.