Hopkinsville Greenway Trail To Receive $100,000 Grant

The expansion of the Greenway Trail in Hopkinsville received a big boost Thursday. The Trail is one of 21 Recreational Trails Program projects to share in more than $1 million in Department for Local Government funds. The application was filed in 2016, and grants Hopkinsville $100,000 for Hopkinsville's Greenway System Phase II.

The grant is designed to maintain and develop Kentucky's network of recreational trails. Other grants went to Hopkins Fiscal Court for the Barnsley ATV Trail Project in the amount of $90,800; the city of Earlington for the ATV and Walking Trail Phase II in the amount of $89,572; the City of Madisonville for the Mahr Park Trail Project Phase II in the amount of $100,000; and the City of Mayfield for the Kess Creek Walking Trail Extension and Lighting in the amount of $49,766.

Governor Matt Bevin announced the grants Thursday. Cities, counties, states and federal agencies are eligible to apply for DLG funds.

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