The Forkland Community Center has had much help in receiving approval last summer for a $250,000 TEA-21 grant to restore our historical buildings, and in trying to restore the grant to us after it was apparently taken away this year. We have not found anyone who thinks it is good government practice to award a grant, allow contracts to be let, and then reconsider. We thank all who have helped us, including Tom Buford, Tony Wilder, Mary Lynn, David Morgan, Dave Hourigan, Sarah Tate, Dan Kelly, and many others. We also want to thank The Advocate-Messenger for helping us make our plight known to the public.
Recently, we sent letters asking for help to all of the state and federal senators and representatives from Boyle, Casey, and Marion counties, and we received replies from Mike Harmon, Ben Chandler, and Ron Lewis. But we have not received complete answers about why we have not yet received the grant, if and when we are going to receive the grant, and, if we are not going to receive the grant, where the money is going to be used instead. We intend to uncover the answers and will share them with the public. We ask all who are concerned to join us in urging the state and federal governments to provide us our awarded money soon, so we can get on with restoring our buildings. We thank you all in advance!