Governor's Office for Local Development
Governor Ernie Fletcher announced today a $5,000 Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) grant for the city of Rochester. The grant will be used for the Rochester City Park.

Press Release Date:  Wednesday, June 22, 2005  
Contact Information:  Samantha Cook
Public Information Officer
1-800-346-5606
 


           Governor Ernie Fletcher announced today a $5,000 Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) grant for the city of Rochester.  The grant will be used for the Rochester City Park.

            Renovations to the park will be made.  Funds will be used for resurfacing of tennis courts, improvements to the community building and the construction of a handicapped accessible ramp.

            Kentucky’s children deserve to have parks that provide opportunities to exercise and try out new sports,” noted GOLD Commissioner Ellen Williams.  “This administration believes in funding projects that keep our community parks in good shape so that our families can enjoy them.”

            Senator Brett Guthrie said, “The citizens who utilize the Rochester City Park will certainly appreciate the efforts of Governor Fletcher to help provide a park where they and their children can play.”

            Representative C. B. Embry, Jr. said, “This park is an important part of Rochester.  It is important to maintain these facilities in order to prevent them from becoming so worn out that residents will no longer see them as something that enhances that community.”

            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 campgrounds, 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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