Disc golf course moving forward


By Matt Lasley - mlasley@civitasmedia.com



The Leitchfield Tourism Commission is moving forward with its efforts to construct a disc golf course in the city.

During the Tourism Commission’s regular Tuesday, Jan. 26 meeting, Tourism Commissioner Jose Soto provided an update on the status of the local disc golf course.

Soto said he recently met with course designer Everett Lasley to walk through James D. Beville City Park and determine where the course could be built.

Lasley, a Grayson County native who has designed numerous other disc golf courses throughout the state, has offered to design the Leitchfield course for free, according to Soto.

Soto said that a nine-hole course or an 18-hole course could be built in the park; however, Lasley told him that, if the city wishes to hold disc golf tournaments, it will likely need an 18-hole course.

Lasley also said that he can get half-priced baskets for the course, and the city can sell discs itself, as well, according to Soto.

The portion of the city park currently being considered for the course begins at the backside of the pavilion, goes up the hill, and around the picnic area; however, other areas are being considered, too, Soto said.

“That’s a good area,” said Leitchfield Mayor William Thomason.

Soto said that, next, he and Lasley will begin gathering price quotes for the construction of the disc golf course.

Following Soto’s update, the Tourism Commission voted to permit Soto to gather bids for the construction of a Leitchfield disc golf course.

An estimated completion date for the course has not yet been determined.

In other business:

*Johnson said Leitchfield Tourism will accept grant applications from February through April 30, after which time the grant committee will meet to determine the recipients.

*Johnson said Leitchfield Aquatic Center’s new slide has been ordered and should start being placed in March.

*Leitchfield Tourism’s water bill was $700 higher than usual for the month of October through November.

The City of Leitchfield and Tourism Commission agreed to split the cost of the overage, with each paying $350.

*Johnson said Leitchfield and Grayson County Tourism will be attending the Louisville Boat and Trade Show this week (Jan. 27-31) and the Owensboro trade show next week (Feb. 5-7).

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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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