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OLBH receives $2,500 Paula Nye Grant for bike camp

RUSSELL, Ky. — The Bon Secours Kentucky Health System has received a grant from the Paula Nye Grant Program. The $2,500 grant will be used for the 2016 Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital (OLBH) Bicycle Safety Camp.

The Paula Nye Grant Program is administered by the Kentucky Bicycle and Bikeway Commission (KBBC) in cooperation with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. Paula Nye served as Kentucky’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator from 2000-2005. The grant program established in her memory is funded solely by citizen contributions made through the purchase of Kentucky’s “Share the Road” specialty license plates.

The 2016 OLBH Bicycle Safety Camp takes place in May at Bellefonte Pavilion, 2000 Ashland Drive, Russell. The KBBC funding from the Paula Nye Memorial Educational Grant Program will be used to purchase bikes, helmets, educational materials, T-shirts and food for the bike camp.

The KBBC was formed by the Kentucky legislature in 1992. It is mandated to represent the interests of bicyclists in advising the Secretary of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet on all matters pertaining to bicycles, bikeways and their use, extent and location; assist the bicycle and bikeway program in the exercise of its duties within the Cabinet and promote the best interests of the bicycling public, within the context of the total transportation system, to governing officials and the public at large.

For more information on the upcoming bicycle safety camp or to RSVP, call the OLBH CareLine at 606-833-CARE (2273). For more information on grants received by OLBH, contact the OLBH Foundation at 606-833-3655 or visit www.olbhfoundation.org.