There will be changes coming to the Hawesville, Kentucky Riverfront in
the next couple of months after the city received funding that will enhance it.
John Boling owned a bait shop in Hawesville for 10 years and says fisherman from all over the region came to the city's
"All kind of fishing. Bass, crappie, stripper, cat
fish," says Boling. "In fact, the state record for catfish came out of here."
Hawesville doesn't have a park and Mayor Rita Stephens
says she would like to change that by developing what she says is the city's
most important asset: the Riverfront.
"The citizens of Hawesville deserve a city park," says Stephens. "There
is not a lot of flat land to put a park on so it just seems like an important
place. The riverfront to put a park and bring people to our asset."
The city received a $50,000 land and
water matching grant. Mayor Stephens says she wants to put playground
equipment, a basketball court, and picnic tables by the riverfront
"Eventually we will add onto that with shelters, an
amp theater and grills," says Stephens.
With funding being tight, Mayor Stephens says private
donations from citizens and companies like Domtar have helped match the grant.
Boling says he likes the idea of the Riverfront being developed.
"It would be a great place to take your kids, take
your dogs, have a walk way there and just enjoy it," says Boling.
Mayor Stephens says the city will start the project at
the end of summer.
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