Plan for Central Park hiking trails advances

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Associated Press

Posted on January 13, 2014 at 9:01 AM

ASHLAND, Ky. (AP) — A plan to develop hiking trails on 45 acres of land near Central Park in Ashland is advancing.

The Independent (http://bit.ly/1a3PcqF) reports a group comprised of local service club representatives recently met for the second time and its members reported their respective organizations had all agreed to support the project.

Mayor Chuck Charles reported that a committee he had appointed to oversee the effort would be meeting later this month.

Charles has said he believes the site can be developed at minimal cost using the combined manpower of the local service clubs, the local National Guard, as well as school, scouting and church groups.

"I see a nice little partnership between these trails and the civic groups to make this work at little or no cost to the city," he said.

Charles also noted the project would allow Ashland to seek official designation as a "Kentucky Trail Town," which could help to generate tourism.

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Information from: The Independent, http://www.dailyindependent.com

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