LEXINGTON, KY -- U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Congressman Andy Barr are pleased to announce that the Post Clinic in Mount Sterling has received a $50,000 grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) to conduct a feasibility study for a proposal to build a new facility for the clinic. Congressman Barr and Senator McConnell contacted ARC Federal Co-Chairman Tim Thomas on behalf of their constituents. The City of Mount Sterling will use the funding to determine the impact and potential benefit of constructing a new facility to provide free primary health and dental care to patients in underserved areas. The counties served by Post Clinic have some of the highest rates of chronic diseases in the state.
“I was proud to join Congressman Barr in partnering with the Mount Sterling Post Clinic to continue their important work for families in Central Kentucky,” said Senator McConnell. “I’m grateful to the Clinic’s team for their dedicated service to this region. As Senate Majority Leader, I’m constantly putting Kentucky priorities at the center of the national discussion, and thankfully these underserved communities will continue to benefit from the important work performed at this clinic.”
“The Post Clinic is a staple in our community, serving Montgomery County and 16 surrounding Counties to provide general healthcare, preventative care, and dental services to unserved and underserved populations. The Post Clinic allows for their patients to receive the care that they need to remain healthy and working,” said Congressman Barr. “This grant puts The Post Clinic on a pathway to enhance their application for a larger ARC grant to construct a new facility. I am proud to have supported this request, and I look forward to working with The Post Clinic in the future to support their mission.”
“I am pleased to support this planning grant for the Post Clinic,” said ARC Federal Co-Chairman Tim Thomas. “This study will examine long-term sustainability measures, and produce important data points to assist consideration of a proposed new facility. Effective economic development relies on first steps like the one we are taking with this investment.”
“The City of Mount Sterling welcomes the news that our application to Appalachian Regional Commission for a Post Clinic study was approved. This award will allow us to procure a consulting service to perform an in-depth economic impact and feasibility study of our proposed project. We believe in this project. The opportunities presented as a direct result of the project are far-reaching and they will undoubtedly have a positive effect for not only Mount Sterling-Montgomery County, but for the entire service region. I want to thank Senator Mitch McConnell and Congressman Andy Barr for their continued confidence in our community, and for their support in helping us obtain the funding for this study,” said Mayor Al Botts, City of Mount Sterling.
“I want to express my appreciation to Senator Mitch McConnell and Congressman Andy Barr for their support in obtaining this feasibility study grant to build a new Post Clinic. The Post Clinic provides important medical and economic support to the surrounding region. We appreciate the interest and recognition of this vital work provided by Senator McConnell and Congressman Barr,” said Edward Roberts, MD, Chairman, Board of Directors, Medical Director, Post Clinic, Inc.
“Thank you to Senator Mitch McConnell and Congressman Andy Barr for their efforts in securing funding for a feasibility study for the Post Clinic. ARC funds are critical to the Gateway region and to all of Eastern Kentucky. We appreciate our congressional leadership ensuring critical ARC funding continues to our area to support the people we serve,” said Joshua Farrow, Executive Director, Gateway Area Development District.