Governor's Office for Local Development
Governor Ernie Fletcher and the Governor’s Office for Local Development Announce Funding for Hardin County

Press Release Date:  Wednesday, June 22, 2005  
Contact Information:  Samantha Cook
Public Information Officer

            Governor Ernie Fletcher announced today a $75,000 Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) grant for Hardin County.  The grant will be used for the Rineyville Community Park.

            Funds will be used to develop baseball and multi-purpose sports fields.  A picnic area and playground equipment will be included as well.

            “Rineyville citizens have a place where they can have family and community functions,” said GOLD Commissioner Ellen Williams.  “Governor Fletcher knows the importance of such facilities and has made improving the quality of those facilities a priority.”

            Senator Elizabeth Tori said, “These grants are important to our local communities.  Parks, campgrounds and other recreational areas provide an outlet for individuals to enjoy themselves without having to travel a great distance from their homes.  It is especially important for our children to have green space to play and enjoy their childhood.”

            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.