Governor's Office for Local Development
Governor Ernie Fletcher and the Governor’s Office for Local Development announce funding for the city of Columbia

Press Release Date:  Tuesday, June 21, 2005  
Contact Information:  Samantha Cook
Public Information Officer

          Governor Ernie Fletcher announced today a $4,969 Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) grant for the city of Columbia.  The grant will be used to purchase playground equipment.

            The playground equipment will go to the Highway 55 Roadside Park in Columbia, providing recreational activities for residents and their families.

            “Governor Fletcher is working to provide citizens with the facilities that improve the quality of life for Columbia residents and all Kentuckians,” stated GOLD Commissioner Ellen Williams.  “From infrastructure to recreation, this administration is focused on meeting the needs of Kentucky communities.”

            Senator Vernie McGaha said, “The city of Columbia and Adair County's residents need more recreational opportunities.  In a prior budget, I was able to provide funds for park renovation.  I am pleased to see the Highway 55 Roadside Park receive additional support through GOLD.”

            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.