On his first traveling day since being sworn in as governor of Kentucky, Andy Beshear visited Trigg County on Monday to present a check to the Janice Mason Art Museum for accessibility and bathroom improvements to the building.
Janice Mason Art Museum received a Community Development Block Grant in the amount of $340,227 in order to add wheelchair ramps to the building and improve the bathrooms that were built in the 1930s.
Beshear and other state and local government leaders expressed the need for accessibility for everyone to the popular city attraction.
"No Kentuckian should be kept out of public spaces," Beshear said. "The approval of this project insures inclusivity and access to the arts for everyone in Cadiz."
Museum director Paul Fourshee expressed his gratitude for the grant and his excitement for the improvements that the grant will provide for the museum.
“The Janice Mason Art Museum strives to provide quality arts opportunities to Kentuckians. The approval of this grant will make access to those opportunities a reality for a significant portion of our community,” Fourshee said. “Because Cadiz is a tourist destination and retirement community, a large percentage of our guests, whether pushing strollers or wheel chairs, will find improved access to the museum helpful.”
The rest of the museum board expressed excitement for the project and looks forward to improving the museum this year.