STANFORD — There was a lot of bragging on the progress being made at Logan’s Fort during Thursday’s City Council meeting.
None of the council members, however, were ready to back up that talk with cash.
Mayor Bill Miracle said he’d learned earlier in the day that a $23,000 grant was available for the fort reconstruction project through Bluegrass Area Development District. That money, however, requires a 65 percent match — $41,500 — from the city.
Miracle endorsed borrowing the money to meet the grant’s requirements.
“I’m not as passionate about the fort as others, but I do see some momentum behind this thing and some money coming in from some new places,” Miracle said. “I think it can be paid back by fundraising and other people I think are going to commit to this thing.”
Irene Jaggers, president of Logan’s Fort Foundation and chief fundraiser and cheerleader for the project, told the council that the impressive work completed so far on the fort has created a new buzz. This month’s edition of Kentucky Living magazine features nice photos and a story about the fort, she said.