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Gov. Bevin Selects 20 LWCF Projects to Receive $758,000

Funding from National Park Service to Develop and Maintain Parks

FRANKFORT (Feb. 16, 2017)–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 DLG Commissioner Sandra 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: Metcalfe
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.


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