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Drakesboro and Nortonville Receive $125K for Improvements to City Parks

Drakesboro and Nortonville were among dozens of Kentucky communities announced Monday as the recipients of a collective $4.3 million in funds that will go towards park improvements.

Posted: Mar 29, 2021 10:47 AM
Updated: Mar 29, 2021 11:38 AM

Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear on Monday announced his selection of 41 park improvement projects to receive over $4.3 million in funding from the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF).

Drakesboro in Muhlenberg County and Nortonville in Hopkins County were among the 41 communities announced as recipients of the funds, receiving roughly $125,000 each.

According to Gov. Beshear, Drakesboro has received $125,096 to install new, commercial playground equipment and complete drainage and landscaping improvements at Drakesboro Park.

The City of Nortonville will use $125,100 to replace fencing around the majority of the City Park and upgrade the concession stand and restroom facility. They will also use funds for earthwork and drainage improvements, to pave the parking area and add LED lighting, new bleachers, trash receptacles, and signage.

“Parks and recreation spaces are an important part of every Kentucky community,” said Gov. Beshear. “They provide safe spaces for exercise, community-building and leisure, which are all important factors in ensuring Kentuckians are healthy and happy. Ultimately, parks and recreation spaces are a critical piece in building a better Kentucky for every family.”

To see a full list of the 41 projects to receive funding from the LWCF, you can click here.

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