From down in the Blue Grass State comes this news: "The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) was notified on Thursday it will receive a $1,050,000 grant to help Kentucky commemorate the Civil War Sesquicentennial. The grant was part of a $29 million allocation for Transportation Enhancement projects."
“These funds will allow KHS to participate with Kentuckians in exploring a variety of Civil War related topics,” said Kent Whitworth, executive director of KHS. “In these tight economic times, this grant makes it possible for us to help citizens reflect on and learn more about an event that still affects our commonwealth today.”
Can this be legit? Sure thing, according to the National Transportation Enhancements Clearinghouse. Its website says there are 12 appropriate uses for federal TE funds, including:
-- Acquisition of scenic or historic easements and sites
-- Historic preservation - Preservation of buildings and facades in historic districts; restoration of historic buildings for transportation-related purposes; access improvements to historic sites.
Sounds like Kentucky has it right.
And sounds like an idea for other States ... like Michigan.