First Lady Jane Beshear's Communications Office
First Lady Jane Beshear Announces More Than $1 Million in Recreational Trails Grants

Press Release Date:  Thursday, August 26, 2010  
Contact Information:  Elizabeth Roach
502-564-2611
 


FRANKFORT, Ky. – First Lady Jane Beshear today announced more than $1 million in grants to local communities to develop and maintain recreational trails across Kentucky.

The more than $1 million in federal grant dollars will go to 25 applicants for hiking, biking, horseback riding and other types of trails as part of the Federal Highway Administration’s Recreational Trails Program (RTP). The applicants include cities, counties and nonprofit groups.

“The development of trails is an important part of supporting our adventure tourism efforts in Kentucky,” Mrs. Beshear said. “I’m glad to see these communities and groups willing to contribute to our trail system. These trails can help improve our citizens’ health and serve as a tourist attraction as well.”

Mrs. Beshear made the grant announcement at the Salato Wildlife Education Center in Frankfort with Tourism, Arts and Heritage Secretary Marcheta Sparrow and Department for Local Government Commissioner Tony Wilder.

The Recreational Trails Program is an assistance program funded by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).  Kentucky’s RTP is administered by the Department for Local Government and requires that applicants match the amount of funds requested to receive a 50 percent reimbursement on approved projects.  Those eligible to apply are city and county governments, state and federal agencies, and nonprofit organizations.

RTP grants may be used to provide assistance for acquisition of easements; development and/or maintenance of recreational trails; and trailhead facilities for both motorized and non-motorized use.  Examples of trail uses include hiking, bicycling, inline skating, equestrian use, off-road motorcycling and all-terrain vehicle riding.

Below is a list of the grants for 2010:

Applicant: City of Scottsville, Allen County
Project Title: Dumont Hills Trails
RTP Grant: $60,000

Applicant: Bell County Fiscal Court
Project Title: Pine Mountain State Resort Park 2010 Trail Improvement Project
RTP Grant: $29,259

Applicant: City of Florence, Boone County
Project Title: Florence Park Trail Identification Project
RTP Grant: $10,185

Applicant: City of Hardinsburg, Breckinridge County
Project Title: City of Hardinsburg Recreational Trails Program
RTP Grant: $17,000

Applicant: FIVCO Area Development District, Carter County
Project Title: FIVCO ADD Recreational Trail
RTP Grant: $25,000

Applicant: Christian County Fiscal Court
Project Title: Pennyrile State Forest Equestrian and Mountain Bike Trailhead Facilities
RTP Grant: $80,000

Applicant: City of Manchester, Clay County
Project Title: Bert T. Combs Equestrian Trail Extension Project
RTP Grant: $12,500

Applicant: City of Frankfort, Franklin County
Project Title: Sky Trail at Cove Spring Park
RTP Grant: $55,000

Applicant: City of Hickman, Fulton County
Project Title: Jeff Green and Floyd Keith Nature Trails
RTP Grant: $5,558

Applicant: City of Elizabethtown, Hardin County
Project Title: City of Elizabethtown Sports Park Trail
RTP Grant: $80,000

Applicant: City of Harlan, Harlan County
Project Title: City of Harlan Trail Maintenance, Trail Extension and Installation of Lighting of Existing Walking Trail
RTP Grant: $40,000

Applicant: City of Cynthiana, Harrison County
Project Title: Flat Run Veteran’s Park Trails
RTP Grant: $32,750

Applicant: City of Munfordville, Hart County
Project Title: Thelma Stovall Park Trail Improvements
RTP Grant: $27,787

Applicant: Henderson County Fiscal Court, Henderson County
Project Title: Henderson County Trail Project
RTP Grant: $50,000

Applicant: City of Covington, Kenton County
Project Title: Licking River Greenway, Phase 1
RTP Grant: $80,000

Applicant: City of Hodgenville, LaRue County
Project Title: Creek Front Park Trail Restroom Project
RTP Grant: $24,692

Applicant: Madison County Fiscal Court
Project Title: White Hall Park Trail Project
RTP Grant: $80,000

Applicant: City of Maysville, Mason County
Project Title: Founders Grove Trail
RTP Grant: $15,000

Applicant: Meade County Fiscal Court
Project Title: Buttermilk Falls Historic Recreational Trail
RTP Grant: $31,350

Applicant: Menifee County Fiscal Court
Project Title: Menifee County Park Walking Trail Improvement Project
RTP Grant: $20,000

Applicant: Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, Mercer County
Project Title: Shaker Village Multi-Use Trail Corridor Stabilization and Enhancement
RTP Grant: $65,000

Applicant: Nelson County Fiscal Court
Project Title: Beckham Nature Trail Project
RTP Grant: $5,000

Applicant: City of Beaver Dam, Ohio County
Project Title: Sports Complex Exercise Trail
RTP Grant: $40,000

Applicant: Red River Gorge Climber’s Coalition, Powell County
Project Title: PMRP Trails
RTP Grant: $50,000

Applicant: Taylor County Fiscal Court
Project Title: Tebbs Bend Nature Trail
RTP Grant: $80,000

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