An anonymous donor couldn't stand the thought of two lakes and state parks being closed because of unpaid trash and electric bills. They picked up the state's unpaid tab for Ramsey Lake State Recreation Area in Fayette County and Horseshoe Lake State Park in Madison County.
That paved the way for both parks to reopen.
Claude Willis is Mayor of Ramsey, He says the lake and state park are a key economic engine for his town of just over a thousand.
Willis also knows it's no time to relax.
The parks were closed for about two weeks due to the budget impasse.