Menifee County Fiscal Court Selected to Receive $78,328 from Recreational Trails Program

Press Release - 11/01/2018

Menifee County Fiscal Court Selected to Receive $78,328 from Recreational Trails Program
photo: Aaron Thompson, DLG
 
FRANKFORT, Ky. (November 1, 2018) – The Department for Local Government (DLG) has announced $78,328 in Recreational Trails Program funding for Menifee County Fiscal Court. The grant will allow the county to construct a new trail as part of improvements to Sam Swartz Park.

The trail, which will be approximately 1,750 feet long and 6 feet wide, will connect to an existing 2,850 feet of trail. The funds will also allow the trail to be asphalted. Menifee County Fiscal Court has offered a local match of $19,582.

“These funds will ultimately allow the county to make a portion of Sam Swartz Park more walkable for visitors,” DLG Commissioner Sandra K. Dunahoo said. “I’m pleased to award these funds today to a project that encourages outdoor recreation and healthy living.”

“I’d like to thank Commissioner Dunahoo and her staff for supporting Menifee County in this way,” Sen. Albert Robinson said. “When officials have to make tough decisions within the parameters of a county budget, finding the funds to build new trails can be a challenge. I’m grateful for this grant funding.”

“These funds will help promote a sense of adventure and outdoor exploration in Menifee County,” Rep. David Hale said. “I look forward to seeing the addition of new trails at Sam Swartz Park.”

The Recreational Trails Program is funded by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). The funds are administered by the Department for Local Government, an arm of the Office of the Governor dedicated to supporting local officials and communities, to selected grant applicants for the creation and development of recreational trails. For more information, go to dlg.ky.gov.

 


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