Marshall County is getting nearly a half-million dollars more in grant money to support victims and families healing from the Marshall County High School shooting.
Governor Matt Bevin and the Kentucky Justice and Public Safety Cabinet announced an additional $489,000 in grant funds.
The Marshall County Board of Education was awarded $260,652 for its Marshall Strong Recovery Project. The funds will pay for a coordinator to develop and oversee a comprehensive and collaborative recovery plan. In addition, the district will hire two mental health professionals to provide student and staff counseling, emergency assistance for victims in crisis, and referrals for long-term mental health care.
The second grant will provide about $229,000 for victim advocacy in the 42nd Judicial Circuit to support victim services during the trial of the alleged shooter. The funds will help facilitate victim participation in the trial, such as travel for witness testimony.
Two students were killed and others were injured during the attack at Marshall County High School in January.
Earlier this month, Governor Bevin announced an initial round of grant funds, which provided about $176,000 for a “floating” advocate to work with prosecutors and victims and $17,000 for emergency crisis counseling.