No grants for river access points any time soon
by Franklin Clark, Reporter -- fclark@cadizrecord.com
Jun 06, 2012 | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend | print
It will probably be six or seven years before Kentucky Fish and Wildlife even looks at approving a grant for canoeing and kayaking access points on the Little River.

The Trigg County Fiscal Court took no immediate action on the matter when they met last Tuesday evening. However, they voted unanimously to apply for a Fish and Wildlife grant when they met again Monday evening, after a motion by Magistrate Larry Lawrence and a second by Magistrate Mike Wright.

At that meeting, Bill Stevens, executive director of the Cadiz/Trigg County Tourist Commission, showed magistrates “ballpark” estimates and conceptual drawings done by Fish and Wildlife for the access points. He had previously shown them to the Tourist Commission last month.

“We were fortunate enough to a couple of the engineers to come out and actually take a look at the sites,” said Stevens. “We’ve been working closely with Magistrate (Rick) Nelson here and a couple of residents. We identified a few sites that … have the most potential for any type of development.”

At 2012 prices, a small boat ramp at Casey Creek – which would entail a one-lane ramp, six trailer spaces and eight single spaces – would cost $109,330. A small boat ramp at Pee Dee that would include the same main features as the Casey Creek ramp, would cost $61,730. The Pee Dee site would be off of Ky. 164, while the Casey Creek site would be off of Ky. 1253.

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