Kenton streetlights benefit from $3.1 million funding for energy efficiency

KENTON — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine has announced $3.1 million in grant dollars to aid in “brighten Ohio” with an Energy Efficiency grant, including enough to replace 68 lights in Kenton.

“The grants we’re announcing today will empower these communities to make more impactful, long-term investments in their neighborhoods,” DeWine in the release. “By doing something as simple as replacing old streetlights, we’re helping free up resources that can be redirected to vital community services like education and public safety.”

Locally, Kenton will be awarded $345,750 for lighting. The release states the funding will aid in replacing 68 lights with LED bulbs. The release also states the change will help the area save 68% in utility costs annually.