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Regional sites in the National Parks system set to receive overdue maintenance funds

2 National Parks sites in Kentucky will be receiving much needed funding after a new law was enacted last week.

Several billion dollars will now be funneled back into the National Parks system. President Donald Trump signed the Great American Outdoors Act on Tuesday, paving the way for much needed maintenance for national park sites across the country, including two in the region. Mammoth Cave National Park, located in Cave City, and the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace and Boyhood Home, located outside Hodgenville, are both set to benefit from the new law.

2nd District Representative Brett Guthrie. The legislation called for 6.6 billion dollars to address priority maintenance items in the parks.

The National Park Service is home to more than 400 sites on a combined 84 million acres.

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