Rep. Lonnie Napier, R-Lancaster, claims the money awarded to Garrard County in this state budget is the best he's ever seen.
For the Eastern Kentucky University and Bluegrass Community and Technical College facility, $900,000 was awarded to be dispersed for operating expenses over the next biennium, Napier said.
Also awarded was $2.5 million toward the Herrington Lake State Park project.
Lawmakers gave final approval to an $18.1 billion state budget on Tuesday despite concerns that the two-year spending plan comes with a record level of debt.
The House voted 98-2 to pass the budget, one day after the Senate's unanimous approval.
The Perryville Battlefield State Historic Site is one of the beneficiaries. The budget includes $617,000 for land aquisition for property adjacent to the park along with $75,000 to help pay for the national re-enactment of the Battle of Perryville that will be staged in October.