Murray, Ashland picked for car purchasing program

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Associated Press

Posted on November 24, 2013 at 11:00 AM

MURRAY, Ky. (AP) — The cities of Murray and Ashland have been selected for a pilot program that may help some low-income disabled residents purchase a car.

The Murray Ledger & Times reports (http://bit.ly/1cJ5ZxL ) that the program sponsored by the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet is accepting 10 applicants from Murray and Ashland to help test the system and fix glitches before a potential statewide release.

The program aims to help disabled individuals save $2,000 with monthly financial education classes. Once the money is saved, the state will match the saved money and give back a $4,000 check to make a down payment, full payment or to pay insurance on a car.

Participants also will take a course on proper vehicle maintenance and save at least $20 a month toward the car fund.

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Information from: Murray Ledger & Times, http://www.murrayledger.com

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