"Clay County" "Swinging Bridge" "River Walk"


Federal grant money totaling $130 thousand dollars will help a southeast Kentucky county build up a historical river walk.   The 32 hundred foot connector will link east Manchester residents with downtown.  Rodney Miller with Stay in Clay says the river walk has historical significance tied to the civil war. "It was used during the civil war where a thousand union soldiers came down to Manchester and busted up all the salt works at the site of the Pioneer Village and other sites in the county where they were trying to keep salt out of the confederate hands," said Miller.