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Thursday, December 8, 2011

(Boone County Democratic Party)

Governor Steve Beshear's Communications Office
Gov. Beshear Announces More Than $500,000 to Enhance Kentucky Tourism

Press Release Date:  Wednesday, December 07, 2011  
Contact Information:  Kerri Richardson
Terry Sebastian

FRANKFORT, Ky.- Governor Steve Beshear today announced 18 new Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) project grants to help enhance tourism across the Commonwealth of Kentucky. The Department for Local Government (DLG) will administer the funds, totaling $558,537, to project awardees. 

“Improving Kentucky parks and recreational facilities visibly enhances our communities, helps increase tourism and boosts local economies during these still difficult times,” Gov. Beshear said. “This funding will also add to local residents’ quality of life – giving them excellent spaces to play sports, go hiking or camping, and to live overall healthier and more active lifestyles.”

The LWCF is a grant matching reimbursement program for the development and maintenance of public outdoor recreation areas and facilities, such as campgrounds, sports and playfields, swimming and fishing areas, boating facilities and trails. 

Funding for this program is allocated to DLG by the National Park Service, which is part of the U.S. Department of Interior. Cities, counties, state and federal agencies are eligible to apply. 

FY11 applicants that have been approved for LWCF project grants include:

Applicant:                                 City of LaCenter
Project Title:                            LaCenter Park Revitalization
County:                                    Ballard
LWCF Grant Amount:           $25,000

Applicant:                                Christian County Fiscal Court
Project Title:                            Pennyrile Mountain Bike Skills Training Area
County:                                    Christian
LWCF Grant Amount:            $60,000

Applicant:                                City of Manchester
Project Title:                            Bert T. Combs & Governor RV Park Improvements
County:                                    Clay
LWCF Grant Amount:           $24,828

Applicant:                               City of Marion
Project Title:                           Marion/Crittenden County Park Track Project
County:                                    Crittenden
LWCF Grant Amount:            $15,050

Applicant:                               City of Frankfort
Project Title:                           Cove Springs II Pavilion and Archery Facilities
County:                                    Franklin
LWCF Grant Amount:           $30,000

Applicant:                                 Henderson County Fiscal Court
Project Title:                           Sandy Lee Watkins County Park Lake
County:                                    Henderson
LWCF Grant Amount:           $50,000

Applicant:                                City of Dawson Springs
Project Title:                            Dawson Springs City Park Upgrades
County:                                    Hopkins
LWCF Grant Amount:           $13,834

Applicant:                               City of Middletown
Project Title:                           Cross Creek Park Phase II
County:                                    Jefferson
LWCF Grant Amount:           $20,356

Applicant:                                City of Paintsville
Project Title:                            Paintsville Playground Project
County:                                    Johnson
LWCF Grant Amount:            $23,267

Applicant:                                City of Barbourville
Project Title:                           Thompson Park Splash Area
County:                                    Knox
LWCF Grant Amount:           $19,202

Applicant:                                City of Richmond
Project Title:                           Lake Reba Handicap Accessible Playground
County:                                    Madison
LWCF Grant Amount:            $50,000

Applicant:                                City of Calvert City
Project Title:                           Calvert City Tennis Court Project
County:                                    Marshall
LWCF Grant Amount:            $50,000

Applicant:                                City of Dover
Project Title:                            Dover City Park Improvements
County:                                    Mason
LWCF Grant Amount:            $7,000

Applicant:                                City of Livermore
Project Title:                            Jerry Zuehl Memorial Skate Park
County:                                    McLean
LWCF Grant Amount:            $20,000

Applicant:                               City of Pikeville
Project Title:                           Pikeville Handicap Accessible Horseback Riding Area
County:                                    Pike
LWCF Grant Amount:            $60,000

Applicant:                                Russell County Fiscal Court
Project Title:                            Lake Cumberland Recreational Center Restroom Project
County:                                    Russell
LWCF Grant Amount:            $10,000

Applicant:                                City of Russell Springs
Project Title:                            Leroy Rowe Memorial Park Improvements
County:                                    Russell
LWCF Grant Amount:            $30,000

Applicant:                                Shelby County Fiscal Court
Project Title:                            Shelby Trails Equestrian Park
County:                                    Shelby
LWCF Grant Amount:            $50,000

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