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Western Kentucky parks receive $3.7M for improvements

Part of $18 million statewide improvements

CADIZ, Ky. (June 29, 2016) — Four Western Kentucky State Park resorts will receive an estimated $3.7 million in safety and aesthetic improvements over the next two years, Secretary of Tourism, Arts and Heritage Don Parkinson and Commissioner of Kentucky State Parks Donnie Holland announced today.

Work on Pennyrile Forest cottages.
Work on Pennyrile Forest cottages.

The funding is part of the $18 million approved this year by Gov. Matt Bevin and the General Assembly. The improvements include structural repairs, painting and interior and exterior upgrades. Work will be carried out through 2017.

Planned upgrades at the four resort parks include painting and repairing the exterior of the lodge and convention center at Lake Barkley State Resort Park; lodge repairs and painting at Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park; painting the tennis center and lodge at Kenlake State Resort Park; and repairing and painting some cottages at Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park.

Much of the work currently underway is being carried out by Kentucky State Park crews, Holland said. Additional projects will be put out for bid.