Glasgow Daily Times, Glasgow, KY

Local News

February 5, 2013

Fiscal court votes to fund lights

GLASGOW —

After much discussion and despite a lack of outside funding commitments, the Barren County Fiscal Court voted Tuesday night to cover the cost of installing lights at two baseball fields in Jackie Browning Park, which will be up to $22,000 every year for the next 10 years.

While the request was made as early as before the fields were built, the lighting discussion was renewed at the January fiscal court meeting. A Barren County Sports League was recently formed to consolidate some of Barren County’s baseball and softball programs, and president Jon Hall and Barren  County Recreation Board chairman Bud Tarry went before the court on Jan. 15 to request the court pay for lighting for the two fields that remain unlit.

On Jan. 15, the fiscal court told Hall and Tarry to secure as much community donation as possible, and return to the court in February to discuss the funding again. At Tuesday night’s meeting, Tarry and Hall told the fiscal court that they have secured a $10,000 donation from BB&T, divided as $2,500 for four years, and the sports league has also made $5,000 worth of revenue from selling banners to local businesses and received an additional $1,000 cash donation. The total donations for the first year are currently $8,500. It will cost up to $22,000 annually over a 10-year payment plan to pay for the lights. The $170,000 cost estimated at the Jan. 15 meeting was increased due to the costs of financing a payment plan, making the long term cost $220,000 to install lights at two baseball fields.

Read the full story in Wednesday's print or e-edition of the Glasgow Daily Times.

 

1
Text Only
Local News
AP Video
Raw: Greeks Celebrate Easter With "Rocket War" Police Question Captain, Crew on Ferry Disaster Raw: Orthodox Christians Observe Easter Rite Ceremony Marks 19th Anniversary of OKC Bombing Raw: Four French Journalists Freed From Syria Raw: Massive 7.2 Earthquake Rocks Mexico Captain of Sunken SKorean Ferry Arrested Raw: Fire Destroys 3 N.J. Beachfront Homes Raw: Pope Presides Over Good Friday Mass Raw: Space X Launches to Space Station Superheroes Descend on Capitol Mall Man Charged in Kansas City Highway Shootings Obama Awards Navy Football Trophy Anti-semitic Leaflets Posted in Eastern Ukraine Raw: Magnitude-7.2 Earthquake Shakes Mexico City Ceremony at MIT Remembers One of Boston's Finest Raw: Students Hurt in Colo. School Bus Crash Raw: Church Tries for Record With Chalk Jesus Raw: Faithful Celebrate Good Friday Worldwide Deadly Avalanche Sweeps Slopes of Mount Everest
Facebook
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Seasonal Content
Video