“Our goal is to leverage limited state funds for economic development purposes to attract private investment and create innovative tourism projects,” said Parks Commissioner J.T. Miller.
Lake Malone is located in both Logan and Muhlenberg counties. The state park beach has been on the Muhlenberg County side, but the state has not been putting much of its funds into the site.
A Request for Information - a general outline of information to help the state develop a proposal - has been issued for the development of cottages. In addition to Lake Malone, the cottag projects are at the following parks: Grayson Lake (Carter and Elliott counties); Yatesville Lake (Lawrence County); Mineral Mounds (Lyon County); Greenbo Lake (Greenup); and Paintsville Lake (Johnson County)
The deadline for responses is Aug. 31 at 1:30 p.m. More information is available at https://eprocurement.ky.gov
More time is being given for proposals for marina development at Lake Malone and at Dale Hollow Lake, which is located in Cumberland County on the Tennessee border.
Miller said the department will be seeking request for proposals - more detailed plans used to specify the parameters of what the state is looking for from vendors - for the following projects: