LANCASTER - After nearly 30 years of waiting, Garrard County High School is going to get new tennis courts.
Garrard County Board of Education formally set in motion Tuesday night the construction of three new courts for $199,000.
"What a real moment," said board member Greg Crutchfield. "We've been waiting for this for how many years now?"
"This is about 28 years in the making," said Jill Stevens, who coaches tennis at Garrard with her husband, Mike.
"It's like Christmas morning for me," said Will Stevens, the coaches' son who is a junior and a member of the tennis team.
Elementary school expansion projects approved
The decision to begin the process of building the courts was one of two major projects given the green light. The board also approved expansion projects at Paint Lick and Lancaster elementary schools. The combined price tag for the projects is $727,641, said Superintendent Ray Woolsey.