Governor's Office for Local Development
Governor Ernie Fletcher and the Governor’s Office for Local Development Announce Funding for the City of Bradfordsville

Press Release Date:  Tuesday, June 21, 2005  
Contact Information:  Samantha Cook
Public Information Officer
1-800-346-5606
 


           Governor Ernie Fletcher announced today a $28,310 Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) grant for the city of Bradfordsville.  The grant will be used for the Bradfordsville School Park Ball Field.

            The funds will be used to renovate the baseball field and fixtures.  Renovations will be complete with dugouts, bleachers, fencing and a scoreboard.

            “As a mother, I recognize the importance of adequate facilities that children need to participate in sports while in school,” said GOLD Commissioner Ellen Williams.  “Governor Fletcher and this administration are dedicated to Kentucky’s children and providing them with the necessary resources to learn and grow.”

            Senator Dan Kelly stated, “The governor and the legislature are committed to improving the quality of life for Kentuckians.  The Bradfordsville project will upgrade the ball field, allowing the children to have a better place to play.”

            “Sports teach our children the value of teamwork and the importance of doing your best,” Representative Jimmy Higdon said.  “In addition, when children are involved in sports, they become physical active, which is important in the development of a child.  Having a proper area to perform in encourages child participation in these activities.”

            The Land and Water Conservation Fund provides grant funds to protect important natural areas, to acquire land for outdoor recreation and to develop or renovate public outdoor recreation facilities such as camp grounds, picnic areas, sports and playfields, swimming facilities, boating facilities, fishing facilities, trails, natural area and passive parks.  The LWCF is funded by the National Park Service and administered by GOLD.

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