Governor's Office for Local Development
Governor Ernie Fletcher Recommends 14 Projects for Land and Water Conservation Funding

Press Release Date:  Friday, September 29, 2006  
Contact Information:  Samantha Cook
Public Information Officer

Governor Ernie Fletcher and the Governor’s Office for Local Development (GOLD) today announced 14 Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) projects were being recommended to the National Park Service for funding.

“This funding provides communities with the means to create recreational areas for its citizens,” said Governor Fletcher.  “These projects will provide a place for families to come together and enjoy the outdoors.”

A list of recipients is below:


County / Amount


Project Name




City of Columbia

Columbia City Park

Pool Renovation

Renovate existing plumbing within the city pool due to leakage

Ballard ($15,393)

City of Wickliffe

Wickliffe City Park

Resurface and repair the tennis and basketball courts

Breathitt ($40,000)

Breathitt County Fiscal Court

Quicksand Elk Viewing Site

Construction of an elk viewing facility

Clay ($31,402)

Clay County Fiscal Court

Horse Creek Park Project

Funding for Phase 2 of Horse Creek Park

Edmonson ($36,455)

Edmonson County Fiscal Court

Chalybeate Springs Park Playground Equipment Project

Purchase and install playground equipment at Chalybeate Springs Park

Fleming ($32,018)

City of Flemingsburg

Flemingsburg City Park

Construction of skate park, restrooms, basketball courts, picnic tables, grills and playground equipment

Fulton ($10,460)

City of Hickman

Carnegie Pavilion

Construction of a pavilion

Grayson ($40,720)

City of Leitchfield

Firefighters Park

Development of a Tot Lot playground, playground equipment and group shelter

Harrison ($8,000)

City of Berry

City of Berry Park

Construction of restroom facilities

Kenton ($50,000)

City of Ludlow

Ludlow Skate Park

Construction of a skate park

Logan ($10,487)

City of Adairville

Adairville Community Park-Skate park

Construction of a skate park

Pendleton ($45,000)

Pendleton County Fiscal Court

Pendleton Athletic Park and Goldburg Park Project

Purchase and install lights; skate park



Rockcastle County Fiscal Court

Quail Community Park

Construction of restrooms, playground equipment, fencing, lighting, benches; update septic system

Shelby ($38,335)

Shelby County Fiscal Court

Clear Creek Park Youth Softball Lighting Project

Lighting of a softball field







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.