Saturday, July 19, 2003

Ky. funding decision for farmers market delayed

By Cindy Schroeder
The Cincinnati Enquirer

COVINGTON - Supporters of a proposed $10 million regional farmers market have to wait at least another month to learn if they'll receive crucial money.

The Kentucky Agricultural Development Board was to consider the group's request for $5 million in tobacco settlement funds Friday at its meeting in Frankfort.

However, the board delayed the vote to get more information on Northern Kentucky's proposal.

The board's next meeting is Aug. 15.

George Heeger, volunteer chairman of the Northern Kentucky Regional Farmers Market, said he's not concerned by the delay.

Half of the money for the Northern Kentucky Regional Farmers Market, or $5 million, would come from corporate and private contributions, while the city and Kenton County would purchase the site on Scott Boulevard in Covington.


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