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Mercer pool shows profit

August 13, 2003|ANN R. HARNEY

HARRODSBURG - The new aquatic center at Anderson-Dean Community Park has shown a profit of just a little less than $40,000 since opening prior to Memorial Day.

"It's been a big success; we don't need your money," Bill Wickliffe, chairman of the park board, told the Harrodsburg City Commission Tuesday evening with a smile. "You should be proud of yourselves."

The commission had agreed to pay up to $25,000 in losses.

The city provided funds to pay for the pool that were not covered by a $850,000 state grant. Mercer County Fiscal Court declined to give any more than its normal annual donation to the park.

The $25,000 not used for losses at the pool may be used in another facet of the park. Park Director Mark Bryant said he wants to apply for a grant to help pay for a liner for the lake at the park, which has never held water.

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Bryant said the match for the grant could be no higher than $25,000 and it is possible no money will be required if earlier purchases can be used to provide the required match.

Bryant said $50,000 already has been spent on the lake. Wickliffe said the lake would be used for fishing as well as irrigation, if needed. In answer to a question from Commissioner Joe Hood, Wickliffe said he did not recall saying the board would build a fence around the lake. When the commission voted to support the grant application, Hood voted no.

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