Mar 16 2015
U.S. Rep. Harold "Hal" Rogers (KY-05) announced that U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District (Corps) recently awarded a contract for continued operations at the Mill Springs Mill in Monticello. Rogers encouraged the Corps, as the current steward of the landmark, to find sufficient funds within its budget to ensure that grist mill operations were restored for every weekend of the 2015 tourism season.
"The historic Mill Springs Grist Mill serves as a rich part of our Kentucky heritage and draws some 30,000 tourists to Wayne County each year, where folks also learn about the historic battle at Mill Springs," said Rogers. "I am pleased that the grist mill will be fully operational this season, and I encourage tourists and residents of southern Kentucky alike to spend a day at this remarkable site."
The Mill Springs Grist Mill will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m./EST on Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays beginning May 23, 2015 and will continue its seasonal operation through September 7, 2015. Guided tours will be provided every half hour, with corn grinding demonstrations at 2:00 p.m. each day.
The Mill Springs Grist Mill was constructed in 1877 and is listed on the national register of historic places.
Rogers has served Kentucky’s 5th Congressional District since 1981. With a focus on economic development, job creation, fighting illegal drugs and preserving Appalachia’s natural treasures, he has a reputation for listening to his constituents and fighting for the region he represents. For more information, visit http://halrogers.house.gov/ or follow Rogers on Twitter or on Facebook.