First Lady Jane Beshear's Communications Office
First Lady Jane Beshear Announces More Than $1.8 Million for Recreational Trails Projects Across Kentucky

Press Release Date:  Wednesday, February 15, 2012  
Revision Date:  Wednesday, February 15, 2012 
Contact Information:  Parry Barrows
502-564-2611
 


Mrs. Beshear also recognizes Mid America Tails and Greenway conference award recipients

FRANKFORT, Ky. – First Lady Jane Beshear joined Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet Secretary Marcheta Sparrow and Department for Local Government (DLG) Commissioner Tony Wilder to announce more than $1.8 million in grants to local communities to develop and maintain recreational trails across Kentucky.

The total of $1,849,648 in federal grant dollars will go to 38 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 city and county government as well as state and federal agencies.

“Developing Kentucky trails is instrumental in increasing overall adventure tourism efforts and boosting local economies throughout the state,” said Mrs. Beshear. “These federal funds help communities get trail projects off the ground so they can bring in tourism dollars and provide areas for their citizens to be active and live healthier lifestyles.”

At the event, Mrs. Beshear also recognized award recipients from last year’s Mid America Trails and Greenway (MATAG) conference. Lynda Bray Schaffer was recognized for being an outstanding volunteer to help expand trials in Kentucky and the Legacy Trail in Lexington was recognized for being and outstanding trail or greenway in Kentucky.

RTP is funded by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration. Kentucky’s RTP grants are administered by DLG and require that applicants match the amount of funds requested. The 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.
FY11 applicants that have been approved for RTP project grants include:

Applicant:
Project Title:
County:
Grant Amount:
City of Danville
Jackson Park Trails Improvements
Boyle
$43,500
Applicant:
Project Title:
County:
Grant Amount:
City of Princeton
Dodson Park Recreational Trail
Caldwell
$9,990
Applicant:
Project Title:
County:
Grant Amount:
Campbell County Fiscal Court
A.J. Jolly Park Multi-Purpose Pathway
Campbell
$32,000
Applicant:
Project Title:
County:
Grant Amount:
City of Carrollton
Park to Park Trails – Carrollton River Walk
Carroll
$100,000
Applicant:
Project Title:
County:
Grant Amount:
City of Hopkinsville
West Side Walking Bridge Project
Christian
$62,500
Applicant:
Project Title:
County:
Grant Amount:
Estill County Fiscal Court
KY River Park & Recreation Center Phase II Trail Project
Estill
$100,000
Applicant:
Project Title:
County:
Grant Amount:
City of Flemingsburg
Flemingsburg Reservoir Trail Project – Phase II
Fleming
$20,000
Applicant:
Project Title:
County:
Grant Amount:
Floyd County Fiscal Court
Elk Horn Park Fitness Trail/Trail Maintenance Project
Floyd
$9,357
Applicant:
Project Title:
County:
Grant Amount:
City of Frankfort
Pinsly Trail
Franklin
$20,000
Applicant:
Project Title:
County:
Grant Amount:
Garrard County Fiscal Court
Logan Hubble Walking Trail
Garrard
$60,000
Applicant:
Project Title:
County:
Grant Amount:
Graves County Fiscal Court
Graves County Fitness Trail Extension
Graves
$90,000
Applicant:
Project Title:
County:
Grant Amount:
Greenup County Fiscal Court/Extension District Board
Greenup County Extension Service Walking Trail
Greenup
$20,000
Applicant:
Project Title:
County:
Grant Amount:
City of Munfordville
Munfordville Soccer Complex Phase III
Hart
$59,584
Applicant:
Project Title:
County:
Grant Amount:
City of Henderson
Interconnecting Bike Way Henderson/Henderson County
Henderson
$100,000
Applicant:
Project Title:
County:
Grant Amount:
Henderson County Fiscal Court
Henderson County Park Walking/Bicycle Trail
Henderson
$55,000
Applicant:
Project Title:
County:
Grant Amount:
City of Dawson Springs
Dawson Springs City Park Recreational Trails
Hopkins
$12,896
Applicant:
Project Title:
County:
Grant Amount:
City of Earlington
Earlington ATV Park Project
Hopkins
$50,662
Applicant:
Project Title:
County:
Grant Amount:
City of Jeffersontown
Jeffersontown Gaslight Recreational Trail Amenity Project
Jefferson
$14,667
Applicant:
Project Title:
County:
Grant Amount:
City of Ludlow
Ludlow FitCircuit Trail – Albert S. Ludlow Memorial Park
Kenton
$19,177
Applicant:
Project Title:
County:
Grant Amount:
City of London
London-Laurel County Wellness Park Project – Phase II
Laurel
$100,000
Applicant:
Project Title:
County:
Grant Amount:
U.S. Forest Service
Trail & Ancillary Facility Maintenance – London Ranger District FY 2012
Laurel
$38,000
Applicant:
Project Title:
County:
Grant Amount:
Lewis County Fiscal Court
Kinniconick Blueway
Lewis
$100,000
Applicant:
Project Title:
County:
Grant Amount:
Livingston County Fiscal Court
Livingston County Park Trail Project – Phase II
Livingston
$19,197
Applicant:
Project Title:
County:
Grant Amount:
City of Maysville
Lawrence Creek Greenway Trail Project
Mason
$40,400
Applicant:
Project Title:
County:
Grant Amount:
U.S. Forest Service
Rock Ridge OHV Trail Maintenance
McCreary
$40,000
Applicant:
Project Title:
County:
Grant Amount:
Morgan County Fiscal Court
DeLancy Park Walking Trail
Morgan
$23,935
Applicant:
Project Title:
County:
Grant Amount:
City of Central City
Central City Trailhead Facility Project
Muhlenberg
$54,735
Applicant:
Project Title:
County:
Grant Amount:
City of Hartford
Ellis Park Recreational Trail Enhancement Project
Ohio
$8,500
Applicant:
Project Title:
County:
Grant Amount:
Oldham County Fiscal Court
Wendell Moore Park Recreational Trail Paving Project
Oldham
$41,688
Applicant:
Project Title:
County:
Grant Amount:
City of Pikeville
Bob Amos Horse Trail Project
Pike
$100,000
Applicant:
Project Title:
County:
Grant Amount:
City of Stanton
Stanton City Park Walking Trail
Powell
$17,601
Applicant:
Project Title:
County:
Grant Amount:
Powell County Fiscal Court/Tourism
Powell County Adventure Trails
Powell
$100,000
Applicant:
Project Title:
County:
Grant Amount:
Pulaski County Fiscal Court
Woodstock and Firebrook Park Recreational Trails Project
Pulaski
$27,259
Applicant:
Project Title:
County:
Grant Amount:
Shelby County Fiscal Court
Red Orchard Park Phase II
Shelby
$42,500
Applicant:
Project Title:
County:
Grant Amount:
Tourism Arts & Heritage Cabinet
Southeast Equestrian Trails Conference
Statewide
$15,000
Applicant:
Project Title:
County:
Grant Amount:
City of Bedford
City of Bedford Recreational Trails Park Project
Trimble
$50,000
Applicant:
Project Title:
County:
Grant Amount:
City of Corbin
Bacon Creek Recreational Trails Project
Whitley
$100,000
Applicant:
Project Title:
County:
Grant Amount:
City of Campton
Campton/Wolfe County Trail Extension Project
Wolfe
$51,500

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