Kentucky Division of Waste Management
STATE AWARDS $1.2 MILLION OF CRUMB RUBBER GRANTS

Press Release Date:  Monday, April 16, 2007  
Contact Information:  Leslie King, Division of Waste Management, 502-564-6716  


FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 16, 2007) – Stan Cave, chief of staff to Governor Ernie Fletcher, and Teresa J. Hill, secretary of the Environmental and Public Protection Cabinet (EPPC), announced recipients of crumb rubber grants totaling $1.2 million today during an Earth Week kickoff in Frankfort at the agency’s government recycling warehouse.

The grants are from the Waste Tire Trust Fund, established by the 1998 Kentucky General Assembly to receive a $1 fee from each sale of a new tire in the state. The fund is dedicated to managing the 5 million scrap tires generated in Kentucky each year and to developing markets for recycled tire products.

Crumb rubber, made from recycled scrap tires, is used for mulch on playgrounds, for fitness/walking tracks, landscaping and for reduction in soil degradation on athletic fields.

“This is a prime example of turning a problem into a solution,” Cave said at the ceremony.

Recipients in this round of funding, by county:

  • ANDERSON -- Lawrenceburg City Park, fitness area surfacing, $3,700.
  • BOURBON -- Bourbon County High School, football field, $32,343.
  • BREATHITT -- Highland-Turner Elementary, playground, $22,500; LBJ Elementary, playground, $22,500.
  • BULLITT -- Shepherdsville Elementary, playground, $40,200; Bullitt East High School, football field, $23,175.
  • CALDWELL -- Linda J. Oliver, The Playhouse Daycare, playground, $4,536; Housing Authority of Princeton, Hillview Court and Hyacinth Village, playgrounds, $13,300.
  • CALLOWAY  -- Murray Elementary, $49,400.
  • CASEY -- Walnut Hill Elementary, playgrounds, $26,900; Casey County Middle School, softball field, $22,387; Casey County High School, football field, $23,175.
  • CHRISTIAN -- city of Hopkinsville,  North Drive Recreational Complex, playgrounds, soccer fields, $64,040.
  • CLARK – Bluegrass Community and Technical College, Winchester/Clark County campus, Child Development Center, playground, $5,200.
  • CLAY  -- city of Manchester,  Rawlings and Stinson Park, walking track/playground, $27,750.
  • CRITTENDEN -- Crittenden County High School, football field, $23,175.
  • EDMONSON -- County parks, Hwy. 70 and Chalybeate Sports complexes, playgrounds, $33,450.
  • GREENUP --  Raceland City Park, playgrounds, $13,600.
  • HANCOCK -- Vastwood, Hancock and Lewisport county parks, playgrounds, $29,700.
  • HARDIN -- Rineyville Elementary, playground, $6,270.
  • HARLAN -- Harlan High School, football field, $23,175; Harlan Elementary, playground, $18,000.
  • HENDERSON -- Freedom Park, playground, $20,000.
  • JEFFERSON -- Western High School, football field, $23,175;  Kentucky Easter Seal Society, Cardinal Hill Rehabilitation Center, playgrounds, $3,667; DeSales High School, football field, $32,343.
  • KNOTT -- Knott County Central High School, football field, $23,175.
  • LAUREL -- Levi Jackson State Park, playgrounds, $9,500.
  • LIVINGSTON -- Livingston County Ball Park, playground, $1,944.
  • LOGAN -- Adairville Elementary, playground, $55,000.
  • MADISON --  Eastern Kentucky University Model Laboratory School, playgrounds, $20,300.
  • MAGOFFIN -- Magoffin County High School, football field, $32,343.
  • MARSHALL -- city of Benton, H.H. Lovett Park, playgrounds, $18,100.
  • MARTIN -- Sheldon Clark High School, football field, $32,343.
  • McCRACKEN --Western Kentucky Community and Technical College, landscaping, $31,400; Heath Elementary School, playground, $14,400.
  • MERCER -- Central Kentucky Christian School, playground, $17,300; Mercer County-Harrodsburg, Anderson-Dean Park, soccer fields, $44,000.
  • MONTGOMERY -- Camargo, Mapleton and Mount Sterling elementary schools, playgrounds, $106,900; First Church of God, Mount Sterling Christian School, playgrounds, $15,600.
  • NELSON -- Boston School, playground, $21,600.
  • OHIO -- city of Hartford, Ellis Park, playground, $4,260.
  • OWSLEY -- Booneville/Owsley County Recreational Park, walking track, $2,569.
  • PULASKI -- Shopville Elementary, playgrounds, $28,000.
  • TAYLOR -- Campbellsville Middle School, playgrounds, $18,000, and football field, $23,175; Campbellsville High School, football field/soccer field, $25,262.
  • TRIMBLE -- Milton Elementary School, playground, $14,059.
  • WARREN -- Old Union School, playground, $8,522.
  • WHITLEY-- city of Williamsburg Park and Water Park, playgrounds, $24,587.
     

For more information about the waste tire program, call EPPC’s Division of Waste Management or go to http://www.waste.ky.gov/branches/rla/waste+tires.htm.