Basil Griffin Park's New Facilities

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BOWLING GREEN, Ky (WBKO) -- Basil Griffin Park celebrated two ribbon cutting ceremonies today.

A brand new athletic complex was presented to the community. Last December, a fire destroyed the old structure. A ribbon was also cut for the brand new tornado shelter and is pen for the community to use.

"We've been able to create a building [athletic complex] with the insurance money that we received for the fire and I think we'll be here for many many years to come," said Chris Kummer, Director of Warren County Parks.

"For Basil Griffin Park, the scope of work was to construct two stand alone, single use, community safe rooms. The total project cost was $198,000. The hazard mitigation grant program will actually pay 87% of that total cost. FEMA will take care of 75%. The state will take care of 12%. This leaves the fiscal court responsible for 13% of the overall project cost," said Amanda Lemaster, Kentucky Emergency Management Grant Manager.

As of today, officials say both facilities are completely open for use.

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