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Wednesday, 30 December 2015 10:54

Learn about progress of Mill Springs Battlefield study

A reenactment of the Battle of Mill Springs in Nancy, Ky. A reenactment of the Battle of Mill Springs in Nancy, Ky.

National Park Service will share progress, answer questions at two meetings

Two meetings in January will give the public a chance to learn about a National Park Service study that will determine if Mill Springs Battlefield should be added to the national park system.

On Dec. 19, 2014, Congress passed legislation (Public Law 113—291, Title XXX, Subtitle D, Sec. 3051) authorizing the Secretary of the Interior to undertake a study that will examine the national significance of the battlefield, and determine if it will be suitable and feasible to designate the battlefield as a new unit of the national park system. Based on legislative guidance, the National Park Service will focus this study on battlefield lands that comprise the existing National Historic Landmark boundary related to the battle of Mill Springs. Some of the battlefield lands are currently owned by the Mill Springs Battlefield Association — a non-profit organization established in 1992 to preserve, protect, maintain and interpret Mill Springs Battlefield. Additional lands and resources associated with Mill Springs Battlefield may also be identified through this study process.

The National Park Service will share the study process with the public at the meetings, answer questions and gather ideas. Meeting times and dates are:

6-8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 4, 2016
Mill Springs Battlefield Visitor Center
9020 West Ky. 80, Nancy

6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2016
The Aspire Center
90 Airport Rd. (just off Ky. 1275 N), Monticello

For more information about the study, visit http://parkplanning.nps.gon/millspringssrs. For information about the meetings, call (606) 636-4045.

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