The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) has funded two projects that will impact Lee County in a positive way. One is for $3500.00 that will be use for a Kentucky River Trailhead Development and Stewardship Project. Beattyville/Lee County Tourism is the recipient of this grant. Dedra Brandenburg is the tourism director. The grant will be used for signage that will include maps and historical river information.
The Pine Ridge Industrial Park has been awarded a $10,000.00 grant to fund a Musical Heritage Center Feasibility Study – Phase II. This study should give the counties of Lee, Wolfe, Powell, Owsley and Breathitt a more thorough picture of how many jobs and how much income is likely to be realized by the completion of the proposed musical heritage complex.