Glasgow Daily Times, Glasgow, KY

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June 20, 2014

Industrial Economical Development Authority takes care of business

GLASGOW — The Industrial Economic Development Authority of Glasgow and Barren County covered quite a bit of ground Friday during a nearly two-hour meeting.

The board approved a budget for the 2014-15 fiscal year, approved moving forward on a video promoting Barren County to prospective industrial clients, elected officers, approved giving property to Atmos Energy, approved 10 weeks unpaid leave for IDEA Executive Director Dan Iacconi and approved Elmore Realty & Auction to sell surplus property.

Promoting Barren County

Board members Charlie Campbell, Patrick Gaunce, Scott Young and Chairman Owen Lambert were joined in the board room at U.S. Bank on South Green Street by mayors Dwayne Hatcher of Cave City and David Lyons of Park City, Park City commission member Melanie Ray, Barren County Judge-Executive Davie Greer, Glasgow-Barren County Chamber of Commerce President Karissa Peterson, board counsel Rich Alexander and David Downing, one of the owners of Bowling Green-based media agency Yellowberri.

Downing, a Glasgow native, showed a video that’s being developed for the IDEA website.

“With this video, what we wanted to showcase is a lot of the things we have here,” Downing said.

After the showing, board members discussed possible additions to the content, including a mention of Barren River Lake State Resort Park in Lucas, additional educational opportunities and other minor adjustments.

The board unanimously approved moving forward with the video with the changes suggested.

Meanwhile, the IDEA website, glasgowbarrenidea.com, has been updated with a new section that highlights Cave City and Park City.

“I’m tickled to death to be included,” Hatcher said.

“We’re going to evolve this and do virtual tours of each of our cities … and some out in Barren County, too,” Iacconi said.

Board positions

The board voted for Lambert to continue to serve as chairman, while Young was approved as vice-chairman. Kyle Jones, who was not present Friday, had been serving as vice-chairman.

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