Tourism looks to open disc golf course


By Matt Lasley - mlasley@civitasmedia.com



The Leitchfield Tourism Commission is looking into opening a disc golf course in James D. Beville City Park.

During the Tourism Commission’s regular Tuesday, Nov. 24 meeting, both Leitchfield Tourism Commissioner Jose Soto and Leitchfield Tourism Director Ilsa Johnson said they had been approached by community members requesting that the city investigate opening a local disc golf course.

Soto said he began looking to surrounding areas that either have opened or are in the process of opening disc golf courses and found that the sport is becoming more and more popular.

A nine-hole course, Soto said, could be installed in the James D. Beville park for about $4,500, and he suggested that the city could ask for corporate/factory sponsors at $500 per hole.

Each hole would consist of a three-by-five-feet launch pad, and Soto said the city could likely design the course itself throughout the park without issue.

Additionally, a disc golf course could be open year-around, according to Soto.

“I think it’s a good idea,” Soto said.

The remaining members of the Tourism Commission agreed and voted to permit Soto to further investigate opening a local disc golf course.

In other business:

*The Tourism Commission voted to ratify Leitchfield Mayor William Thomason’s execution of documents for Spear Corporation regarding the construction of a second slide at Leitchfield Aquatic Center.

Johnson also reported that the construction work to add 64 new parking spots to Leitchfield Aquatic Center has been completed.

*Johnson said displays are beginning to be set up for this year’s Christmas in the Park, located in James D. Beville City Park.

The official lighting ceremony for Christmas in the Park will be held on Friday, Dec. 4 and will also feature performances by the students of Lawler and H.W. Wilkey Elementary Schools, cookies and pictures provided by Breckinridge-Grayson Head Start, and an appearance by Santa Claus.

The annual Hometown Christmas Parade will be held the following morning (Saturday, Dec. 5) beginning at 10 a.m.

*The next public movie night will take place inside the Centre on Main on Friday, Dec. 18 and will be hosted by the Grayson County High School DECA club. What movie will be shown at the December movie night has not yet been announced.

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By Matt Lasley

mlasley@civitasmedia.com

Reach Matt Lasley at 270-259-9622, ext. 2015.

Reach Matt Lasley at 270-259-9622, ext. 2015.

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