Leitchfield hires Aquatic Center Director

By Matt Lasley mlasley@civitasmedia.com

March 26, 2014

Leitchfield Tourism announced on Tuesday it has officially hired Sabrina Durbin, of Bowling Green, as Leitchfield Aquatic Center Director.

Durbin, who was previously Director of the Russell Sims Aquatic Center in Bowling Green, is certified in Red Cross and is currently completing the requirements to be able to certify lifeguards herself, said Leitchfield Tourism Director Ilsa Johnson during the regularly scheduled Tuesday, March 25 Leitchfield Tourism Commission meeting.

Durbin will be ready and able to certify Leitchfield Aquatic Center’s lifeguards, of which the City is currently looking to hire about 20, Johnson said.

A lifeguard informational meeting was held on Wednesday, March 19, and a second lifeguard informational meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 26 at the Centre on Main, located at 425 South Main Street in Leitchfield.

Individuals interested in applying for a position as a Leitchfield Aquatic Center lifeguard are encouraged to attend the Wednesday informational meeting or contact Johnson at the Centre on Main by phone at 270-259-5587.

In addition, the City hired Terry Ashley, who also previously worked at the Russell Sims Aquatic Center, to perform maintenance on Leitchfield Aquatic Center, Johnson said.

Ashley will have his first day on Monday, March 31.

In other business:

*Business Development and Public Relations Officer for the Alliance Corporation of Builders and Managers Lea King said Leitchfield Aquatic Center construction is currently on schedule to be completed at the end of June.

Also, in two weeks, workers are expected to begin pouring concrete for the pool deck, King said.

Additionally, King said the final, official amount of funds used from the winter change order was $44,596.

The Commission had, in late 2013, budgeted approximately $116,025.57 in a change order to allow additional funding for construction on Leitchfield Aquatic Center to continue through the winter.

*The 2014 Freedom and Fiddling Festival dates have been set for Friday, July 18 and Saturday, July 19.

Johnson said the rides for this year’s festival have also been secured through the same company as used in 2013; however, one of the child rides has been replaced with an all-ages ride.

*The Commission passed a motion to allow the Grayson County Alliance to use the City’s trolleys for the 2014 Art in the Park, which is currently scheduled to be held over two days starting on Saturday, May 17.

*Johnson said that the Memorial Day Parade will be held on Saturday, May 24.