The Metcalfe County Soil Conservation District Office has relocated from the County barn to the Government Center on Main Street.
In June, the position of district administrative assistant became vacant when Peggy Bridges retired from her post. On October 18, Sasha Grissom officially took on the role of district administrative assistant.
“We want people to know where we are, and that they can come here to apply for grants,” said Grissom.
The office helps promote conservation development, and the use of land, water, trees, and other renewable resources within the county.
Post-Covid, grant applicants who are approved receive 75% and pay 25% for needed projects. Pre-Covid, the office functions on a 50-50 split.
“We want to help local people, farmers, do what needs to be done. We help a lot with fencing, structures, hay barns, things like that,” Grissom said.
The office is open 8 to 4 Monday through Friday, and within the government center, is located next to the emergency management office.