Western KY Receives $3.7 Million for State Parks

​Kentucky Department of Parks Commissioner, Donnie Holland, and Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet Secretary, Don Parkinson, announced a $3.7 million investment in the four State Parks located in western Kentucky on June 29 at the Lake Barkley State Park in Cadiz.  Through dollars allocated in the state budget, the investment will serve to make much needed improvements such as structural repairs, painting and interior and exterior upgrades to the Lake Barkley, Kenlake, Kentucky Dam Village, and Pennyrile Forest State Parks in western Kentucky.  The announcement was part of an overall $18 million investment initiative entitled “Refreshing the Finest” that will make safety and aesthetic improvements throughout the Kentucky State Park system.  Kentucky State Parks play an integral part in Kentucky’s economy, contributing $889 million each year through tourism revenue.  Citizens can follow the status of park improvements on Twitter under the hashtag #refreshingthefinest.

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