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Madisonville Receives $100k Grant for Mahr Park

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 The Kentucky Department of Local Government is awarding a $100,000 grant to the city of Madisonville for continued development of Mahr Park. 

Mayor David Jackson said the grant will be used to construct the park’s trail system. He said the city is aiming to open the park next year.

“I would say right now as far as what we’re going to have open as far as late spring or early summer of next year, we’re probably 50 or 60 percent there,” Jackson said.

Jackson said along with trail work, the city is working with the group Growing Warriors to start a veterans’ gardening program and the local agriculture extension office to build a pavilion and parking lot and provide educational programs.  

A proud native of Murray, Kentucky, Allison grew up roaming the forests of western Kentucky and visiting national parks across the country. She graduated in 2014 from Murray State University where she studied Environmental Sustainability, Television Production, and Spanish. She loves meeting new people, questioning everything, and dancing through the sun and the rain. She hopes to make a positive impact in this world several endeavors at a time.
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