Casey court appoints park board, committees

December 21, 2004|BRENDA S. EDWARDS

LIBERTY - A new board of directors and subcommittee chairmen for Gateway Park were named Monday by Casey Fiscal Court, according to Judy Allen, judge-executive pro-tem.

New board members are Tyrone Smith and Homer Hecht, three-year terms; Gina Smith and Judy Allen, two-year terms; and Jerry Hebrock, one-year term.

Chairmen named to subcommittees are: Mike Luttrell, ballpark; Hecht, community center; Sam Smith, budget; Gina Smith, concessions; and Rufus Shoopman, buildings.

Judge-Executive Ronald Wright and chairman of the subcommittees will select the committee members.

The county took over operation of the park last month after the Catholic Archdiocese in Louisville donated it to the county. The Fiscal Court had been operating the park under a 20-year lease until the church decided to discontinue the lease earlier this year.


In an unrelated matter, Fiscal Court named Ernie Lynn events coordinator at Central Kentucky Ag/Expo Center. Lynn of Liberty has been a volunteer at the park for several months. He will oversee the events and grounds at the center on U.S. 127 South. His salary was set at $600 per month.

The city of Liberty has agreed to donate a truck to be used at the Ag/Expo.

Before any additional buildings are built at the Ag/Expo site, Wright suggested the court hire an architect, develop specifications for buildings and bid out the work. Earlier plans called for horse and livestock facilities. A horse show ring, building for restrooms and concessions, walking trail, outdoor classroom shelter and the Casey County Pork Producers Association community center have been built at the center since it opened a couple of years ago.

The Pork Producers Association invited the Fiscal Court to an appreciation dinner tonight in the new building.

Other business

In other business, the court:

* Approved a $1,500 contract with Vaughn Plumbing of Liberty to do work at the restricted custody facility on Campbellsville Street. The facility will house female inmates.

* Approved an $8,400 contract with Prestress Services of Lexington to build two bridges, one on Lee Graham Road and the other on Elk Cave Road. The materials will be delivered next spring.

* Hired Randall Monday to work at the county recycling center. He will work on a 60-day basis and be paid $7 per hour.

* Accepted two roads - Sunset Point, 3.11 miles, and Barton Cove, 1.67 miles - into the county road maintenance program if the criteria for the roads is acceptable.

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