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Local Recreation Trail Grant Approved

walking trail 300KENTUCKY (11/9/12) – Governor Steve Beshear today announced more than $1.13 million in Recreational Trail Program (RTP) grants to develop and maintain trails throughout Kentucky.
 
In August, Gov. Beshear pledged his support for the RTP by signing a letter to U.S. Transportation Sec. Ray LaHood reaffirming Kentucky’s commitment to utilize RTP funds. Prior to the passage of the Federal Public Transportation Act of 2012, the program was in jeopardy of losing Congressional funding.
 
“Recreational trails help spur economic development, increase property values and aid in land conservation throughout our state,” said Gov. Beshear. “RTP grants have been a valuable resource to our communities, and I am pleased we can continue to fund worthwhile trail projects in Kentucky.”
 
The 2012 Kentucky RTP funding will go to 21 recipients in communities across the state.
 
RTP 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, cycling, inline skating, equestrian use, off-road motorcycling and all-terrain vehicle riding.
 
Since 2008, First Lady Jane Beshear has been a leader in enhancing and promoting Adventure Tourism across the state and has joined the Governor in being a strong supporter for the RTP.
 
“We are fortunate to live in a state filled with unique, natural resources and plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities and tourism ventures,” said Mrs. Beshear. “The RTP funding helps Kentucky towns and counties develop their recreational projects so they can offer top-quality tourism destinations and promote healthy, active lifestyles in their own communities.”
 
The RTP is funded by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). Kentucky’s RTP is administered by the Department for Local Government and requires that non-motorized trail applicants match the amount of funds requested to receive a 50 percent reimbursement on approved projects. Those eligible to apply are city and county governments and state and federal agencies.
 
The 2012 RTP grant recipients include:
 
Applicant: Bracken County Fiscal Court
Project Title: Bracken County Industrial Recreational Trail Project
County: Bracken
RTP Grant Amount: $75,000
 
Applicant: City of Olive Hill
Project Title: Rail Trail Rehab and Trailhead Restroom Facility
County: Carter
RTP Grant Amount: $25,000
 
Applicant: City of Winchester
Project Title: Rolling Hills Trails
County: Clark
RTP Grant Amount: $33,000
 
Applicant: Daviess County Fiscal Court
Project Title: Horse Fork Creek Park Trail & Greenbelt
County: Daviess
RTP Grant Amount: $93,000
 
Applicant: Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government
Project Title: Brighton Rail Trail Phase 4
County: Fayette
RTP Grant Amount: $66,868
 
Applicant: Fleming County Fiscal Court
Project Title: Park Lake Mountain Nature Preserve Trail Phase III
County: Fleming
RTP Grant Amount: $5,800
 
Applicant: City of Frankfort
Project Title: Cove Spring Connectivity
County: Franklin
RTP Grant Amount: $33,000
 
Applicant: City of Caneyville
Project Title: Caneyville Recreational Park Trail
County: Grayson
RTP Grant Amount: $38,000
 
Applicant: Harrison County Fiscal Court
Project Title: Flat Run Veterans Park Fishing Pond Walking Trail
County: Harrison
RTP Grant Amount: $42,500
 
Applicant: City of Nortonville
Project Title: Nortonville Recreational Trails Project
County: Hopkins
RTP Grant Amount: $25,000
 
Applicant: City of Dawson Springs
Project Title: Dawson Springs Park to Park
County: Hopkins
RTP Grant Amount: $52,670
 
Applicant: City of Woodland Hills
Project Title: Woodland Hills Recreational Trail Park Project
County: Jefferson
RTP Grant Amount: $100,000
 
Applicant: McCreary County Fiscal Court
Project Title: 2012 Little Rock Creek System Development
County: McCreary
RTP Grant Amount: $100,000
 
Applicant: City of Jeffersonville
Project Title: Jeffersonville Community Park Trail Resurfacing Project
County: Montgomery
RTP Grant Amount: $16,650
 
Applicant: Muhlenberg County Fiscal Court
Project Title: Muhlenberg County Rail Trail
County: Muhlenberg
RTP Grant Amount: $80,000
 
Applicant: City of Brodhead
Project Title: L&N 21/22 Line Trail
County: Rockcastle
RTP Grant Amount: $100,000
 
Applicant: U.S Forest Service
Project Title: Cumberland Ranger District Trails
County: Rowan
RTP Grant Amount: $100,000
 
Applicant: City of Sadieville
Project Title: Sadieville Trailhead/Trail Stop Project
County: Scott
RTP Grant Amount: $29,350
 
Applicant: KY Department of Parks
Project Title: Taylorsville Lake State Park Wet Weather Horse Trail
County: Spencer
RTP Grant Amount: $25,000
 
Applicant: City of Trenton
Project Title: City of Trenton Walking Trail Project
County: Todd
RTP Grant Amount: $50,000
 
Applicant: City of Providence
Project Title: Providence Recreational Trail Phase II
County: Webster
RTP Grant Amount: $40,000
 
For more info on Kentucky recreational trails and other adventure tourism efforts in the state, please visit http://www.kentuckytourism.com/outdoor_adventure/great_outdoors.aspx.
 
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