Governor Ernie Fletcher’s Communications Office
Secretary Robbie Rudolph Presents Checks for Community Projects in Stamping Ground

Press Release Date:  Tuesday, August 01, 2006  
Contact Information:  Jodi Whitaker

Dan Bayens

Doug Hogan

Funding presented for Buffalo Springs Park, roads

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Secretary Robbie Rudolph visited the city of Stamping Ground today to present a ceremonial check for $150,000 in budget bill line-item funding.  The money will be used to make infrastructure improvements to Buffalo Springs Park.

“Buffalo Springs Park is a unique and treasured part of this community,” said Secretary Rudolph.  “These improvements will ensure that this landmark continues to be shared and enjoyed by the citizens of Stamping Ground.”

Buffalo Springs Park is located on part of an ancient buffalo trace that stretches 225 miles across Kentucky.  The spring housed at the park was a resting spot for the migrating herds that "stamped the ground."  The community of Stamping Ground owes its early settlement to the dependable source of water the spring provided.

“Investing in the preservation of this historical place is highly appropriate,” said Governor Ernie Fletcher.  “This funding will allow Buffalo Springs Park to remain the centerpiece of this community.”

“Buffalo Spring has long been a significant part of the city of Stamping Ground,” said Senator Damon Thayer (R-Georgetown).  “I am very pleased that we are able to provide funding that will ensure the vitality and future expansion of this park.”

Budget bill line-item projects such as these are administered by the Governor’s Office for Local Development (GOLD) through the Office of State Grants. 

Road Bond Funding

Secretary Rudolph also announced transportation funding totaling $20,000 for the city of Stamping Ground.  The money, which is allocated from road bond funds, will be used to enhance area roads.

Road bond funds are utilized to assist counties and cities in making necessary improvements to the local transportation system, improving the quality of life for everyone in the community. Governor Fletcher’s vision is to provide a safe and reliable transportation network throughout the entire commonwealth.