Division of Waste Management Announces Grant Recipients

Program provides funding for purchase and installation of tire-derived products

FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 12, 2017) – The Energy and Environment Cabinet (EEC) today announced that $210,123 in grant funding has been awarded for landscaping and walking trail projects that utilize recycled waste tires.

The grants are from the Waste Tire Trust Fund, established by the 1998 Kentucky General Assembly to receive a $1 fee from each retail sale of a new tire in the state. The fund helps manage the approximately 5 million scrap tires generated in Kentucky each year and promotes the development of markets for recycled tire products.

Recipients, along with grant amounts, are as follows:

Allen County, $26,672, Project C.A.M.P., Inc. dba The Center for Courageous Kids (landscaping)

Boone County, $6,386, City of Florence – Stringtown Enhancement Project (landscaping)

Boyd County, $54,128, Breathitt County Fiscal Court – Breathitt County Elk View Station (landscaping)

Henderson County, $2,369, Henderson County Fiscal Court – Sandy Lee Watkins Park (landscaping around park signage)

Lawrence County, $1,352, City of Louisa – Lockview Park/Pool Complex (landscaping)

Lewis County, $2,554, City of Vanceburg (walking trail)

Lyon County, $2,380, Lyon County Fiscal Court – Lyon County Courthouse/Lee S. Jones Park (landscaping)

Mason County, $11,381, City of Maysville – Kenton Commonwealth Center, Health Department, Third Street Bridge, Probation & Parole and Lime Street (landscaping)

Pike County, $45,991, Pike County Fiscal Court (73 buildings/sites – senior citizens centers, senior housing complexes, cities’ house complexes, community centers, Phelps & Belfry Courthouses, Meta Daycare, county parks, county landfill/recycling center, Phelps & Belfry road garages, Scott Fork industrial site)

Rowan County, $19,112, Morehead State University – Morehead State University’s Carbon Pocket Park (walkway to outdoor classroom)

Trigg County, $5,824, Trigg County Fiscal Court – Trigg County Senior Citizens Center (landscaping)

Wolfe County, $23,165, Wolfe County Fiscal Court – B Stone Park (walking trail)