Over a half of million dollars in gambling money is being dished out for projects in Pike County.

The county was awarded over 760-thousand dollars thanks to local gaming funds. 

425-Thousand dollars of that money will be used to upgrade the sewage facility in Blooming Grove Township. .

The County owns hundreds of acres of land in Blooming Grove, but has been unable to do anything with it because of the lack of sewer and water.

With the upgrade of the sewer system, County Commissioners suggest the property can be used to build a nursing home or even doctors offices.

Commissioners say the lack of infrastructure has stalled job growth, but the expansion of the sewage system can bring more potential businesses to Pike County.