Governor's Office for Local Development
Governor Ernie Fletcher and the Governor’s Office for Local Development Announce Funding for the City of Tompkinsville

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

           Governor Ernie Fletcher announced today a $16,649 Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) grant for the city of Tompkinsville.  The grant will be used for the renovations to the Tompkinsville City Park.

            Land and Water Conservation Funds will be used to renovate and update existing picnic shelters.  Additionally, it will update underground utilities.

            “Attractive, usable parks are essential to Kentucky communities,” stated GOLD Commissioner Ellen Williams.  “This administration supports projects that keep existing facilities, like the Tompkinsville City Park, operational and in good condition.”

             “The Tompkinsville City Park plays host to little league games and features volleyball and basketball courts,” Senate President David Williams said.  “It is a significant recreational feature in our community and I believe it is important for children and families to have a quality park.”

            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.