Stimulus Package To Help With Storm Recovery

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Three U.S. Forest Service projects are slated for Kentucky as part of the economic stimulus package and are aimed at helping the state recover from a deadly ice storm.

The Forest Service says it will spend $2.5 million on three projects in Land Between the Lakes in western Kentucky and another $588,000 will go for work on Daniel Boone National Forest roads and trails.

The funds come from $1.15 billion allocated by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

The ice storm swept through Kentucky on Jan. 27, knocking down trees and power lines. State officials attributed 36 deaths to the storm, which left more than 700,000 people without power.

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