- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 19, 2015

SOMERSET, Ky. (AP) - The Civil War Trust and the Mill Springs Battlefield Association are making an announcement during a Memorial Day weekend ceremony in south-central Kentucky.

The Civil War Trust says U.S. Rep. Hal Rogers of Kentucky’s 5th District will attend the event Saturday at Mill Springs Battlefield in the Nancy community, west of Somerset. The trust says the event is being held to celebrate recent land conservation achievements at the battleground.

The event begins at 10 a.m. EDT at the battlefield’s Visitor Center on Kentucky 80. The Eighth Regiment Band will perform and officials from the Civil War Trust and the Mill Springs Battlefield Association are expected to attend.

U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell’s office said he was recognized last month by the National Parks Conservation Association for his support of preserving the battlefield.

The Battle of Mill Springs was fought in January 1862.

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