Special needs event OK’d by Council


By Matt Lasley - [email protected]



The Leitchfield City Council on Monday, March 6 authorized the use of James D. Beville City Park for a special needs event coordinated by three local students.

During the regularly scheduled March 6 City Council meeting, Ryan Johnson, Noah Bullock, and Luke Henderson, the coordinators of the local C.A.S.T. for Kids event, requested permission to use James D. Beville City Park on Saturday, June 24 for the event.

C.A.S.T. (Catch a Special Thrill) is an outdoor fishing event for children with special needs, which will be held on June 24 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

It will include a free lunch for participating families and volunteers, and participants will receive a free Zebco rod and reel combo, a free Plano tackle box, and a free event t-shirt and plaque with a photo.

Johnson said the group would like C.A.S.T. to be held on an annual basis moving forward.

Following the students’ presentation, the City Council voted to allow the event to be held at James D. Beville City Park on June 24.

The event organizers are also requesting sponsors to help fund the event. Sponsors who donate $250.00 or more will have their name placed on the t-shirts given to participants and volunteers.

For more information, call Noah or Heather Bullock at 270-589-7594 or visit http://castforkids.org/event/leitchfieldpark/.

In other business:

*The City Council voted to place a proclamation declaring the week of March 6 through March 10 to be Grayson County Lady Cougar Basketball Week in recognition of the Lady Cougar Basketball team’s advancing to the St. Elizabeth Healthcare/KHSSA Girls Sweet Sixteen Basketball Tournament.

*Leitchfield Fire Chief Tim Duvall requested permission to advertise for bids for new extrication equipment.

The City Council voted to allow Duvall to do so.

*The City Council approved a change order from T & T Construction deducting $30,850.63 from the new Leitchfield Public Works building project.

*Leitchfield Tourism Director Ilsa Johnson informed the City Council that she will be requesting work crews from the Grayson County Detention Center to clear out the wooded area between American Legion Post 81 Veterans Memorial Park and Leitchfield Aquatic Center so that course designer Everett Lasley may formulate a plan for the construction of a nine-hole disc golf course.

Leitchfield Mayor William Thomason encouraged Johnson to do so.

*Grayson County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director April Spalding said the county is restarting its strategic planning initiative, which is separate from the Work Ready project.

The Chamber of Commerce is looking to hire a marketing firm to facilitate a meeting between all of Grayson County’s leaders and is requesting financial support from the Grayson County Fiscal Court, Leitchfield City Council, and Caneyville and Clarkson City Commissions.

The Fiscal Court has already pledged support, and Spalding requested the same support from Leitchfield this week. The Caneyville and Clarkson City Commissions are expected to be addressed during their meetings next Monday, March 13.

The Leitchfield City Council opted to table a decision on whether to contribute financially to allow Councilmembers time to review the proposal.

*Grayson County Tourism Executive Director Anya Turpin encouraged the City Council to attend the upcoming groundbreaking ceremony for the Taylor Fork Trail, which will be held on Saturday, March 18 at 2:30 p.m. at the amphitheatre below the Grayson County Judicial Center.

*Leitchfield/Grayson County Industrial Development Executive Director Dudley Cooper informed the City Council that Plastikon will hold an open house for its new facility on Saturday, March 25 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

*The City Council encouraged City Clerk/Treasurer Lori Woosley to look into alternative, cost saving one-call services.

*The City Council heard and approved the second and final reading of the City of Leitchfield’s Fiscal Year 2016-2017 Amended Budget Ordinance.

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By Matt Lasley

[email protected]

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

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

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