The City of Caneyville this week voted to officially relocate its voting precinct to the old Caneyville Graded and High School starting this year.
The old school was approved to house the November 2015 general election and all elections henceforth by the Caneyville City Commission during its regular, Monday, Sept. 14 meeting.
Voting for Caneyville and Spring Lick residents will be held inside the old school’s Home Economics room. Spring Lick residents will vote in Caneyville until a new location is set for their own voting precinct, Mayor James Embry said.
The old school is currently being restored and re-purposed as a community and wellness center. Most noticeably, the school’s newest wing, built in the mid-1980’s, was recently removed to further restore the school to its original appearance.
The community’s response to this move has been overwhelmingly positive, and City Commissioner Mike Geary complimented the workers involved with the removal of the wing.
“I was [really] pleased with the way things went, and I’m glad it’s gone,” Geary said.
Geary said the removal of the wing will be beneficial for a number of aesthetic reasons, especially during the upcoming Caneyville Fair and Homecoming, which will no longer be divided by the wing and will be held Thursday, Oct. 1 through Saturday, Oct. 3.
“Now you can see the whole front of the school,” Geary said.
In other business:
*The City Commission voted to raise the pay of the Caneyville City Clerk by $2 per hour and the remaining city employees by 50 cents per hour.
*The City Commission voted to close 3rd and Vine for the Caneyville Fair and Homecoming.
*Beginning on the Tuesday after the Caneyville Fair, Intrepid Home Health will begin hosting community service events.
The first will include bingo and free blood pressure checks, and will be held in the Home Economics room of the old school.
*The City of Caneyville’s trick-or-treating hours will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Halloween (Oct. 31). Additionally, Caneyville will host a community-wide Halloween Safe Spot that night in the old school gym.
*The City Commission approved paying for a portion of the cost of new cabinets and a counter top for the Caneyville Purple Flash Grill.
The total cost of the cabinets and counter top will be $811, and the cost will be divided among the City Commission ($200), Friends of Caneyville High School ($400), and Caneyville Community Club ($211).
*Geary said the upcoming bluegrass show, which will be held in the old school, has been moved from Oct. 17 to Friday, Oct. 16.
Reach Matt Lasley at 270-259-9622, ext. 2015.