Hopkins County considers road grant

Sulphur Springs – Hopkins County may be in line to receive $3 million in grant funding to assist in the repair of several roads damaged by heavy rains last year.

The application for the grant, which is administered through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), must be submitted by the end of the month.

The project would provide a number of culverts that are two feet high and four feet wide and could require the road level be raised three feet, helping to move water through. The grant requires a 25 percent match from the County.

Some of the most heavily damaged areas from last year's heavy rains occurred north of Pine Forest and near Dike where people were trapped by flood waters.