The Franklin County Fairgrounds have secured quite a bit of funding to improve its infrastructure. The fairgrounds has received two separate matching grants, roughly $70,000 each, putting them halfway towards their goals on two projects. One will go towards paving the roads at the fairgrounds making it so the area will be easier to navigate if you’re in a wheelchair. The other is for electrical work. Following last October’s major storm, President Michael Nelson said they learned there were 44 poles that needed to be repaired.