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.