Governor's Office for Local Development

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) have recommended approval of a $15,393 Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) grant for the city of Wickliffe.  The funding will be used to make improvements to Wickliffe City Park.

            “This funding will provide Wickliffe City Park with the resources necessary continue its valuable service to the community,” said Governor Fletcher.  “Investing in this municipal recreational facility will improve the quality of life for the citizens of Wickliffe.”

            The tennis courts at the park will be resurfaced and repaired.  Additionally, equipment for the basketball courts, including poles, backboards, goals and nets, will be replaced.

            “I am pleased to see that this project has been recommended for funding,” said Senator Robert Leeper (I-Paducah).  “It is important that we continue to search for opportunities to update and maintain our community parks.”

            “This grant will provide for substantial improvements to Wickliffe City Park,” said Representative Steven Rudy (R-LaCenter).  “I am excited to see this project moving forward.”

            LWCF 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.  LWCF is funded by the National Park Service and administered by GOLD.