Casey ag center already attracting events

March 05, 2004|BRENDA S. EDWARDS

LIBERTY - Work on the new Central Kentucky Ag Expo Center is progressing.

Doors and windows, partitions, and wiring and plumbing are being put in place this week on a multi-purpose building.

Arlen Sanders, executive director of Liberty-Casey County Economic Development Authority, said several events have been scheduled at the center.

Work on a concession stand also is in progress.

Sanders said the horse show ring is finished and work has begun on a multipurpose center by the Casey County Pork Producers, and western style horse show arena that will be used for rodeo events, too.

The next addition will be an outdoor classroom. Jay Price, Brent Ware and the Casey County FFA chapter are working on the project. The land has been cleared for the 20- by 40-foot square foot area. A grant through the Soil Conservation District and Natural Resources and Conservation Services will pay for the project.


The 21st Century Program and the Casey County Public Library will sponsor a kite-flying Saturday, weather permitting.

The Relay for Life cancer fund-raiser is scheduled May 1 and the Central Kentucky Walking Horse Show is planned May 22.

The annual Casey County Fair with several new events will be June 6-12 at the center. The Casey County Racking Horse Show is scheduled July 30.

The center is booking other events. Contact Sanders at (606) 787-9973 for information.

A Boy Scouts encampment was recently held at the center, and people with horses and wagons and bicycles as well as walkers are enjoying the track around the 150-acre property, too, said Sanders.

Remote-control, gas-powered truck pulls also are attracting those with an interest in the hobby.

The county recently got a federal grant of $225,000 for work at the Ag Center. Sanders said the money will be used for other projects.

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