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Receive Grant from Kentucky Utilities

Wilmore, KY - 05/09/2012
Contact: Judy Woolums 859-858-3895, rjcwoolums@aol.com

Wilmore and High Bridge Receive Grant from Kentucky Utilities

The Jessamine County communities of Wilmore and High Bridge have been awarded a joint grant for tree planting by Kentucky Utilities for 2012. The grant was awarded through the “Plant for the Planet” project, an annual program sponsored by Kentucky Utilities and the Louisville Gas and Electric Companies. The application for the grant was a unique collaboration between the Wilmore Community Development Board and the High Bridge Community Association.

Grant funding will be used to plant approved trees at the Wilmore Downtown Green and at the High Bridge Fire House Community Center. Working with guidelines provided by “Plant for The Planet”, tree species will be selected from the program’s “Right Tree, Right Place” listing and planted at both locations in the fall. Priority will be given to native Kentucky trees.

The Wilmore Downtown Green, with vintage lighted walking paths, Victorian pavilion, and stage and dance floor, is best known as the home of the Stonebridge Summer Saturday Night Concert Series, entering its sixth season this summer. The High Bridge Fire House Community Center, formerly home to a community volunteer fire department, has been converted to a Community Center, and is used for reunions, parties, flea markets, voting, etc.

Margaret Morgan, Director of the Wilmore Community Development Program, stated “JoAnn Travis, Treasurer of the High Bridge Community Association, and Judy Woolums, Chairman of the Organization and Secretary for the Wilmore Community Development Board, put together this successful application. This is an example of the good relationship and spirit of cooperation that Wilmore and the Village of High Bridge have had since the bridging of the Kentucky River Gorge in the 1870’s.”

Beautification and improving the quality of air in both locations are lasting results made possible by the vision and generosity of Kentucky Utilities and the Louisville Gas and Electric Companies.

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