Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin and the Justice and Public Safety Cabinet approved on Thursday additional grants to support victims and families affected by the Marshall County High School shooting.
The two grants come through the federal Victims of Crime Act. The Marshall County Board of Education will receive more than $260,000 dollars for its Marshall Strong Recovery Project. This will pay for a coordinator to develop and oversee a comprehensive and collaborative recovery plan.
More than $220,000 dollars will go to support victim services during the trial of the accused shooter. The funding is in addition to a pair of grants totaling $192,000 dollars approved last week for victim services in Marshall County.
Two students were killed in a shooting at Marshall County High School last January. Bevin’s office said an estimated 1,300 people were impacted by the shooting.