TOP PHOTO: Sen. Ken Yager in a recent visit to Campbell County.

NASHVILLE, TN (SPECIAL TO WLAF) –  State Sen. Ken Yager (R-Kingston) today congratulated county officials in Campbell, Morgan, Pickett, Rhea, Roane, Scott and Fentress Counties in Senate District 12 for receiving a combined $271,000 in ThreeStar Grants from the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development (TNECD).  Yager, who supported the grant applications, said the funds will boost economic development efforts in the district.

“A big congratulations to our local officials for their incredible work in securing these important grants to help our communities,” said Yager.  “I was very pleased to support their successful efforts.  I also appreciate TNECD for seeing the need for these grants in our district.”

According to TNECD, the funding will be used for a variety of local community development initiatives including education workforce development, health, tourism, small business, entrepreneurship, and economic development programs as prioritized through a strategic planning process.  Rhea, Roane, Scott and Morgan Counties will receive $50,000 grants; Campbell and Pickett Counties will receive $25,000 grants; and Fentress will receive a $21,000 grant.

“I am very proud of how our local officials have worked with our chambers of commerce and other community leaders to bring new jobs to local citizens,” said Yager.  “It is an honor to work with these incredibly professional leaders who are working hard every day to improve opportunities for our communities.” (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 08/06/2021-6AM)