Band boosters and football boosters at Boyle County High School are waging what is quite literally a turf battle over the proposed use of the Ballard Robinson Stadium for a regional band contest next fall.
School board members heard from both sides at Thursday's meeting before deciding to table the matter until a special meeting on Feb. 28 so more information can be gathered.
Band boosters want to host a regional band competition on Oct. 1 that would require the use of the football stadium and main campus. The event would raise a projected $10,000 for the band, which faces a $20,000 budget shortfall, said booster Julie Wagner..
"This is quite an honor to be asked to host this event," Wagner said.
Football boosters worry that holding the event, which could attract as many 25 bands, would damage the Bermuda grass and otherwise do harm to the already fragile condition of the football field. The timing of the event during football season could create dangerous playing conditions for the entire season, said football booster Theo Tamme.