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Grants announced for recreational trail projects

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Feb. 15, 2012) First Lady Jane Beshear joined Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet Secretary Marcheta Sparrow and Department for Local Government (DLG) Commissioner Tony Wilder to announce more than $1.8 million in grants to local communities to develop and maintain recreational trails across Kentucky.

The total of $1,849,648 in federal grant dollars will go to 38 applicants for hiking, biking, horseback riding and other types of trails as part of the Federal Highway Administration's Recreational Trails Program (RTP). The applicants include city and county government as well as state and federal agencies.

"Developing Kentucky trails is instrumental in increasing overall adventure tourism efforts and boosting local economies throughout the state," said Mrs. Beshear. "These federal funds help communities get trail projects off the ground so they can bring in tourism dollars and provide areas for their citizens to be active and live healthier lifestyles."

At the event, Mrs. Beshear also recognized award recipients from last year's Mid America Trails and Greenway (MATAG) conference. Lynda Bray Schaffer was recognized for being an outstanding volunteer to help expand trials in Kentucky and the Legacy Trail in Lexington was recognized for being and outstanding trail or greenway in Kentucky.

RTP is funded by the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Highway Administration. Kentucky's RTP grants are administered by DLG and require that applicants match the amount of funds requested. The grants may be used to provide assistance for acquisition of easements; development and/or maintenance of recreational trails; and trailhead facilities for both motorized and non-motorized use. Examples of trail uses include hiking, bicycling, inline skating, equestrian use, off-road motorcycling and all-terrain vehicle riding.
FY11 applicants that have been approved for RTP project grants include:

Applicant: City of Danville
Project Title: Jackson Park Trails Improvements
County: Boyle
RTP Grant Amount: $43,500

Applicant: City of Princeton
Project Title: Dodson Park Recreational Trail
County: Caldwell
RTP Grant Amount: $9,990

Applicant: Campbell County Fiscal Court
Project Title: A.J. Jolly Park Multi-Purpose Pathway
County: Campbell
RTP Grant Amount: $32,000

Applicant: City of Carrollton
Project Title: Park to Park Trails Carrollton River Walk
County: Carroll
RTP Grant Amount: $100,000

Applicant: City of Hopkinsville
Project Title: West Side Walking Bridge Project
County: Christian
RTP Grant Amount: $62,500

Applicant: Estill County Fiscal Court
Project Title: KY River Park & Recreation Center Phase II Trail Project
County: Estill
RTP Grant Amount: $100,000

Applicant: City of Flemingsburg
Project Title: Flemingsburg Reservoir Trail Project Phase II
County: Fleming
RTP Grant Amount: $20,000

Applicant: Floyd County Fiscal Court
Project Title: Elk Horn Park Fitness Trail/Trail Maintenance Project
County: Floyd
RTP Grant Amount: $9,357

Applicant: City of Frankfort
Project Title: Pinsly Trail
County: Franklin
RTP Grant Amount: $20,000

Applicant: Garrard County Fiscal Court
Project Title: Logan Hubble Walking Trail
County: Garrard
RTP Grant Amount: $60,000

Applicant: Graves County Fiscal Court
Project Title: Graves County Fitness Trail Extension
County: Graves
RTP Grant Amount: $90,000

Applicant: Greenup County Fiscal Court/Extension District Board
Project Title: Greenup County Extension Service Walking Trail
County: Greenup
RTP Grant Amount: $20,000

Applicant: City of Munfordville
Project Title: Munfordville Soccer Complex Phase III
County: Hart
RTP Grant Amount: $59,584

Applicant: City of Henderson
Project Title: Interconnecting Bike Way Henderson/Henderson County
County: Henderson
RTP Grant Amount: $100,000

Applicant: Henderson County Fiscal Court
Project Title: Henderson County Park Walking/Bicycle Trail
County: Henderson
RTP Grant Amount: $55,000

Applicant: City of Dawson Springs
Project Title: Dawson Springs City Park Recreational Trails
County: Hopkins
RTP Grant Amount: $12,896

Applicant: City of Earlington
Project Title: Earlington ATV Park Project
County: Hopkins
RTP Grant Amount: $50,662

Applicant: City of Jeffersontown
Project Title: Jeffersontown Gaslight Recreational Trail Amenity Project
County: Jefferson
RTP Grant Amount: $14,667

Applicant: City of Ludlow
Project Title: Ludlow FitCircuit Trail Albert S. Ludlow Memorial Park
County: Kenton
RTP Grant Amount: $19,177.00

Applicant: City of London
Project Title: London-Laurel County Wellness Park Project Phase II
County: Laurel
RTP Grant Amount: $100,000

Applicant: U.S. Forest Service
Project Title: Trail & Ancillary Facility Maintenance London Ranger District FY 2012
County: Laurel
RTP Grant Amount: $38,000

Applicant: Lewis County Fiscal Court
Project Title: Kinniconick Blueway
County: Lewis
RTP Grant Amount: $100,000

Applicant: Livingston County Fiscal Court
Project Title: Livingston County Park Trail Project Phase II
County: Livingston
RTP Grant Amount: $19,197

Applicant: City of Maysville
Project Title: Lawrence Creek Greenway Trail Project
County: Mason
RTP Grant Amount: $40,400

Applicant: U.S. Forest Service
Project Title: Rock Ridge OHV Trail Maintenance
County: McCreary
RTP Grant Amount: $40,000

Applicant: Morgan County Fiscal Court
Project Title: DeLancy Park Walking Trail
County: Morgan
RTP Grant Amount: $23,935

Applicant: City of Central City
Project Title: Central City Trailhead Facility Project
County: Muhlenberg
RTP Grant Amount: $54,735

Applicant: City of Hartford
Project Title: Ellis Park Recreational Trail Enhancement Project
County: Ohio
RTP Grant Amount: $8,500

Applicant: Oldham County Fiscal Court
Project Title: Wendell Moore Park Recreational Trail Paving Project
County: Oldham
RTP Grant Amount: $41,688

Applicant: City of Pikeville
Project Title: Bob Amos Horse Trail Project
County: Pike
RTP Grant Amount: $100,000

Applicant: City of Stanton
Project Title: Stanton City Park Walking Trail
County: Powell
RTP Grant Amount: $17,601

Applicant: Powell County Fiscal Court/Tourism
Project Title: Powell County Adventure Trails
County: Powell
RTP Grant Amount: $100,000

Applicant: Pulaski County Fiscal Court
Project Title: Woodstock and Firebrook Park Recreational Trails Project
County: Pulaski
RTP Grant Amount: $27,259

Applicant: Shelby County Fiscal Court
Project Title: Red Orchard Park Phase II
County: Shelby
RTP Grant Amount: $42,500

Applicant: Tourism Arts & Heritage Cabinet
Project Title: Southeast Equestrian Trails Conference
County: Statewide
RTP Grant Amount: $15,000

Applicant: City of Bedford
Project Title: City of Bedford Recreational Trails Park Project
County: Trimble
RTP Grant Amount: $50,000

Applicant: City of Corbin
Project Title: Bacon Creek Recreational Trails Project
County: Whitley
RTP Grant Amount: $100,000

Applicant: City of Campton
Project Title: Campton/Wolfe County Trail Extension Project
County: Wolfe
RTP Grant Amount: $51,500


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