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Blue Licks Battlefield State Park Receives Grant

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Flemingsburg parks and Blue Licks Battlefield State Resort Park are two of several recipients of Land and Water Conservation grant funds this year.

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear announced Wednesday (Dec. 3) 17 Land and Water Conservation Fund grants to help fund recreational and tourism projects in communities throughout Kentucky. The Department for Local Government will administer the grants, totaling nearly $700,000.

Flemingsburg city parks is receiving $8,885 for updates and Blue Licks is receiving $75,000 from the program for spraying projects, officials said.

“Parks and recreational facilities play an important part in enhancing the quality of life in our Kentucky communities,” Gov. Beshear said. “This LWCF funding will go toward improving recreational projects in towns across the Commonwealth and provide children and residents of all ages with safe, quality spaces to be active, play sports and live overall healthier lifestyles.”

The LWCF is a grant matching reimbursement program for the development and maintenance of public outdoor recreation areas and facilities, such as campgrounds, sports and play-fields, swimming and fishing areas, boating facilities and trails.

Funding for this program is allocated to DLG by the National Park Service, which is part of the U.S. Department of Interior.

The Ledger Independent is online at: http://www.maysville-online.com