LBL not yet among national parks to be operated through state funds
by Franklin Clark, Reporter --
Oct 16, 2013 | 104 104 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The federal government is allowing states to use state money to re-open national parks that have been closed since the federal government shutdown.

But federal parks in Kentucky, including Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area, will not be among them for the time being, and are still closed, said Kerri Richardson of Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear’s Office.

“For the states whose tourism markets depend largely on national parks, the recent news from the federal government about allowing states to reopen national parks using state money is helpful,” said Richardson. “However, a great deal of detail is still unknown, such as states’ opportunity for reimbursement, how long those parks could operate, and the level to which those facilities could be reopened to public use. At this point, we don’t have enough information to determine whether the federal government’s initial offer is feasible here in Kentucky.”

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