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— The Arkansas State Highway Commission has awarded about $1.8 million in funding to applicants for Recreational Trails Program projects.

Arkansas Highway and Transportation acting director Scott Bennett says the agency received 38 applications requesting more than $3 million. Thirty-one projects will receive the money.

The largest recipients included $146,075 for Arkansas State Parks; $122,640 for Hendrix College; $100,000 for Southern Bancorp Capital Partners and $89,253 for Southern Arkansas University.

Bennett says the trails program is very competitive, and is aimed at developing and maintaining trails for recreational purposes throughout the state.

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  • pat72209
    September 11, 2011 at 12:59 p.m.

    $1.8 million. Now I realize if it is one "BUDGET" it isn't supposed to be spent for another "BUDGET"....but in this day DON'T YOU THINK THIS IS A PRETTY FRIVILOUS PROJECT. SH&&T...HOW DARE THE STATE ASK US FOR MORE TAXES WHEN THEY HAVE MONEY TO USE LIKE THIS. GOD SAVE OUR COUNTRY

  • DontDrinkDatKoolAid
    September 11, 2011 at 1:19 p.m.

    Ditto pat72209

  • frenchfry
    September 11, 2011 at 1:55 p.m.

    Trails promote Arkansas, promote health, promote lower health costs. Fractions of a cent on the dollar to reduce long term costs and increase the ability to draw job opportunities and more tax payers to help further beautify our state and population.

  • RonalFos
    September 11, 2011 at 2:23 p.m.

    God save our country from people who whine about taxes with every breath!

  • DontDrinkDatKoolAid
    September 11, 2011 at 4:17 p.m.

    God save our country from people who whine for more taxes with every breath!
    ~
    Those trails and such will be mostly used by people already in a health state.

  • DontDrinkDatKoolAid
    September 11, 2011 at 10:07 p.m.

    That's healthy state.

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