Governor Ernie Fletcher’s Communications Office
Governor Fletcher Presents Funding for 34 Recreational Trails Grants

Press Release Date:  Tuesday, July 11, 2006  
Contact Information:  Jodi Whitaker

Dan Bayens

Projects will benefit communities across Kentucky

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Governor Ernie Fletcher and the Governor’s Office for Local Development (GOLD) presented checks today for more than $1 million in Recreational Trails funding for 34 recommended projects across Kentucky.

“These projects provide new opportunities for citizens to enjoy and explore their communities and surrounding areas,” said Governor Fletcher.  “Implementing this number of worthy grants will bring much needed recreational investment and encourage further development across the state.”

The Recreational Trails Program is funded through the Federal Highway Administration and may be used to acquire land for recreational trails and to develop and renovate trails for both motorized and non-motorized use. Recreational Trails funding is administered by the Governor’s Office for Local Development.


Adair / Columbia/Adair Chamber $6,800 New exercise trail
Bath / City of Owingsville $30,000 New trail at park
Bell / Henderson Settlement $20,350 New paved walking trail
Bourbon / City of Paris $50,000 New bridge for Legion Park
Boyle / Boyle Fiscal Court $25,000 New trail in Millennium Park
Bracken / City of Augusta $29,750 Maintenance of River Walk
Breckinridge / Rough River Youth Dev. $50,000 Maintenance of existing trails
Bullitt / Bernheim Research Forest $38,450 New nature trail
Carroll / Carroll $20,000 New trails at Westrick Park
Christian / City of Hopkinsville $40,653 New asphalt trail
Fayette / LFUCG $47,200 New trail at Raven Run
Franklin / City of Frankfort $16,000 Trail at Cove Spring Park
Garrard / Trail Pleasure Saddle Club $10,000 New equestrian trails
Graves / Graves Fiscal Court $50,000 New asphalt trail
Grayson / City of Clarkson $10,250 New mulch trail
Hardin / Central Kentucky Wheelmen $34,357 New trail, BMX course
Harlan / City of Benham $25,000 Coal Miner’s trail upgrade
Hart / City of Munfordville $19,000 Thelma Stovall Park trail
Hart / Hart Historical Society $49,825 Trail at Civil War battle site
Hopkins / Hopkins Fiscal Court $34,300 New trail at Industrial Park
Lee / Red River Gorge Climbers Coalition $7,000 New trail at Gorge
Letcher / Pine Mountain Trail Conference $50,000 Extend Pine Mountain trail
Logan / City of Russellville $10,000 Bridge addition
McCracken / City of Paducah $50,000 Bridge installation
McCreary / McCreary Fiscal Court $14,475 Motorized trail system
McCreary / Daniel Boone Nat’l Forest $40,000 Restore trails
McCreary / McCreary Educ. Dev. $15,000 Two new asphalt trails
Menifee / Daniel Boone Nat’l Forest $33,375 Maintain motorized trails
Mercer / City of Harrodsburg $18,000 New West Lane Park trail
Montgomery / Montgomery $45,000 Easy Walker Nature Park
Trigg / Land Between the Lakes Assoc. $50,000 Maintain North/South trail
Trigg / Land Between the Lakes Assoc. $25,000 Maintenance of existing trails
Trigg / Land Between the Lakes Assoc. $25,000 Turkey Bay trail project
Union / Union Fiscal Court $2,500 New nature trail
Warren / City of Bowling Green $50,000 Improve existing trails