Governor's Office for Local Development
Governor Ernie Fletcher and the Governor’s Office for Local Development Announce Funding for Salyersville Grade School

Press Release Date:  Thursday, June 23, 2005  
Contact Information:  Samantha Cook
Public Information Officer

           Governor Ernie Fletcher announced today $30,000 in Governor’s Office for Local Development (GOLD) funds for Salyersville Grade School.  Funds will be used as to purchase playground equipment for the school.

            Due to streamlining and efficiency efforts in GOLD, the office had an excess of monies in its general fund.  These funds can be allocated as gap funding for projects that may otherwise not be eligible for grant funding from GOLD administered programs, giving the money back to the community. 

            “Playgrounds offer much more than recreation for children, they are also a means for exercise,” said GOLD Commissioner Ellen Williams.  “Governor Fletcher recognizes the alarming rates of obesity as a doctor.  Playgrounds create a situation where children are getting physical activity while having fun.” 

            GOLD funds are given based on availability and administered by GOLD.