Governor's Office for Local Development
Governor’s Office for Local Development presents funding for the City of Dry Ridge

Press Release Date:  Wednesday, August 24, 2005  
Contact Information:  Samantha Cook
Public Information Officer

            Governor Ernie Fletcher and the Governor’s Office for Local Development (GOLD) presented a $75,000 Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) grant for the city of Dry Ridge.  The grant will be used for the construction of a skate park.

            Funds will be used to construct a 10,000 square foot skate park.  The skate park will be a part of Piddle Park.

            “It is important for our citizens young and old to have good recreational areas,” said GOLD Commissioner Ellen Williams.  “This administration places a high value on these types of projects which get our young people active and involved.”

            "I want to thank Governor Fletcher for providing these funds for the Skate Park at Piddle Park,” said Senator Thayer.  “It demonstrates the Governor's concern for the citizens of Dry Ridge and his dedication to improving the quality of life for the citizens of this state."

            Senator Thayer, Representative Royce Adams and GOLD Legislative Director Jay Hall presented the check to Dry Ridge Mayor William Cull and Grant County Judge/Executive Darrell Link on Thursday, August 18, at the Dry Ridge City Hall.

            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.