Governor selects 21 recreational trails projects to receive federal development, maintenance funds

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Gov. Matt Bevin and the Department for Local Government (DLG) selected 21 Recreational Trails Program (RTP) projects for funding up to $1.3 million.

This grant assists in maintaining and developing Kentucky’s vast network of recreational trails. RTP is funded by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and is administered by DLG.

“Outdoor recreational opportunities enhance the quality of life for all Kentuckians,” said DLG Commissioner Sandra Dunahoo. “The investment in these projects today will yield benefits long into the future.”

Fiscal year 2016 applicants selected for RTP grants include:

Applicant: Hopkins County Fiscal Court
Project: Barnsley ATV Trail Project
County: Hopkins
RTP Amount: $90,080

Applicant: Laurel County Fiscal Court
Project: Wildcat Mountain Trail and Maintenance Project
County: Laurel
RTP Amount: $40,500

Applicant: Owsley County Fiscal Court
Project: Owsley Walking Trail
County: Owsley
RTP Amount: $43,990

Applicant: Perry County Fiscal Court
Project: Perry Park Trail Redevelopment Project
County: Perry
RTP Amount: $95,260

Applicant: Pike County Fiscal Court
Project: Pike County ATV/UTV Trails
County: Hopkins
RTP Amount: $100,000

Applicant: Shelby County Fiscal Court
Project: Clear Creek Greenway Phase II
County: Shelby
RTP Amount: $100,000

Applicant: Taylor County Fiscal Court
Project: Green River Agrarian Trail
County: Taylor
RTP Amount: $88,350

Applicant: City of Alexandria
Project: Alexandria Community Park Lake Trail Restoration
County: Campbell
RTP Amount: $35,000

Applicant: City of Earlington
Project: City of Earlington ATV and Walking Trail – Phase II
County: Hopkins
RTP Amount: $89,572

Applicant: City of Glasgow
Project: 2016-2017 Weldon Park Trail Maintenance
County: Barren
RTP Amount: $13,000

Applicant: City of Hopkinsville
Project: Hopkinsville Greenway System Phase II
County: Christian
RTP Amount: $100,000

Applicant: City of Irvington
Project: Vance Simmons Park Recreational Trail
County: Breckenridge
RTP Amount: $26,563

Applicant: City of Madisonville
Project: Mahr Park Trail Project – Phase II
County: Hopkins
RTP Amount: $100,000

Applicant: City of Mayfield
Project: Kess Creek Walking Trail Extension and Lighting
County: Graves
RTP Amount: $49,766

Applicant: City of Maysville
Project: Maysville Industrial Park Trail
County: Mason
RTP Amount: $50,000

Applicant: City of Mt. Sterling
Project: Adena Trail and Depot Park Trailhead Project
County: Montgomery
RTP Amount: $100,000

Applicant: City of Owensboro
Project: Adkisson Green Belt East Trail Extension
County: Daviess
RTP Amount: $50,000

Applicant: City of Richmond
Project: Camp Catalpa Trail Renovation
County: Madison
RTP Amount: $26,650

Applicant: City of Loretto
Project: Hamilton Park Recreational Trail Expansion
County: Marion
RTP Amount: $13,822

Applicant: City of Stanton
Project: Judy Creek Trail
County: Powell
RTP Amount: $73,289.25

Applicant: City of Tompkinsville
Project: Tompkinsville City Park Walking Trail
County: Monroe
RTP Amount: $100,000

Administered by DLG, funds for this program are allocated to Kentucky by FHWA. Cities, counties, states and federal agencies are eligible to apply.

Bevin selects 20 LWCF Projects to receive $758,000

Gov. Matt Bevin and the Department for Local Government (DLG) selected 20 Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) grants for total funding up to $758,000.

These grants assist in maintaining and developing Kentucky’s state parks and park facilities. LCWF is funded by the National Park Service and is administered by DLG.

“These projects offer a unique opportunity to invest dollars directly for the benefit of people in local communities throughout the Commonwealth,” said Dunahoo. “The vast outdoor resources of our Commonwealth are available to be enjoyed by everyone.”

Fiscal year 2016 applicants of LWCF grants for reimbursement funding include:

Applicant: City of Glasgow
Project: Beaver Greek and Gorin Park Upgrades
County: Barren
LWCF Amount: $11,727

Applicant: Campbell County Fiscal Court
Project: AJ Jolly Campground
County: Campbell
LWCF Amount: $75,000

Applicant: City of Olive Hill
Project: Olive Hill Splash Park
County: Carter
LWCF Amount: $50,000

Applicant: Crittenden County Fiscal Court
Project: Dam 50 Boat Dock Project
County: Crittenden
LWCF Amount: $30,000

Applicant: Cumberland County Fiscal Court
Project: Marrowbone Park Improvement Project
County: Cumberland
LWCF Amount: $10,000

Applicant: City of Flemingsburg
Project: Flemingsburg Reservoir Trail Expansion
County: Fleming
LWCF Amount: $49,500

Applicant: Floyd County Fiscal Court
Project: Elk Horn Park 3-D Archery Range
County: Floyd
LWCF Amount: $15,685

Applicant: Garrard County Fiscal Court
Project: Garrard County Jaycees Park Upgrade
County: Garrard
LWCF Amount: $33,064

Applicant: Graves County Fiscal Court
Project: Mayfield Graves County Baseball Park Improvement
County: Graves
LWCF Amount: $22,500

Applicant: Harlan County Fiscal Court
Project: Dale Belcher Memorial Park – Skate Park
County: Harlan
LWCF Amount: $63,460

Applicant: City of Independence
Project: Memorial Park Basketball Court
County: Kenton
LWCF Amount: $75,000

Applicant: City of Auburn
Project: Auburn City Park Improvements
County: Logan
LWCF Amount: $25,000

Applicant: Magoffin County Fiscal Court
Project: Magoffin Battlefield Park Restrooms Project
County: Magoffin
LWCF Amount: $63,000

Applicant: City of Loretto
Project: Hamilton Park Improvements Project
County: Marion
LWCF Amount: $21,065

Applicant: City of Benton
Project: City of Benton Pool House
County: Marshall
LWCF Amount: $75,000

Applicant: City of Edmonton
Project: Edmonton Memorial Park Improvements
County: Metcalf
LWCF Amount: $8,500

Applicant: Perry County Fiscal Court
Project: Perry County Park & Eagles Landing & Airport Park Enhancement Project
County: Perry
LWCF Amount: $36,612

Applicant: Kentucky Department of Parks
Project: Lake Barkley State Resort Park Wheelchair Accessible Trail
County: Trigg
LWCF Amount: $11,323

Applicant: City of Waverly
Project: Waverly City Park Improvements
County: Union
LWCF Amount: $5,326.82

Applicant: City of Springfield
Project: Idle Hour City Park Lighting Upgrade Project
County: Washington
LWCF Amount: $75,000

Administered by DLG, funds for this program are allocated to Kentucky by the U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service. Only upon their approval and an executed memorandum of agreement with DLG may construction begin.

From Governor’s Office Communications

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