Conservation Fund grants aid Kentucky projects

Conservation Fund grants aid Kentucky projects

FRANKFORT, KY (AP) - Recreational and tourism projects in communities around Kentucky are getting a boost from 17 Land and Water Conservation Fund grants announced totaling almost $700,000.

Gov. Steve Beshear said in a news release from his office Wednesday that the projects will provide safe places for residents to be active, be involved in sports and live healthy lifestyles.

The grant program is for development and maintenance of public outdoor recreation areas and facilities, such as campgrounds, sports and playfields, swimming and fishing areas, boating facilities and trails.

Counties where projects were approved for grants are Barren, Clark, Clay, Fleming, Franklin, Grayson, Green, Hancock, Hopkins, McCracken, Muhlenberg, Powell, Robertson, Wayne, Webster and Wolfe. Two projects are in Webster County.

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