U.S. Congressman Hal Rogers (KY-05) announced that the United States Department of Agriculture Rural Development (USDA-RD) program has awarded an additional $5,061 toward the rehabilitation of a baseball field in Whitley City, Kentucky. This newly renovated field will provide athletic activities for the youth of McCreary County.
"This project is well deserved by the region and will greatly benefit children and families throughout McCreary County," said Rogers. "I am grateful for USDA's continued support and this funding will go a long way toward bringing healthy activities to the region. Building on the great success of the Lord’s Gym, young people in McCreary County will soon have another outlet for extracurricular activities and will be encouraged to live healthy, active, and drug-free lifestyles. This is another important step toward improving the quality of life in our region."
The USDA-RD funds are in addition to a $21,168 USDA Rural Development Community Facility Grant and $8,743 from Lord's Gym to improve this previously abandoned baseball field.
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 www.halrogers.house.gov.