At a special called meeting Monday (July 24) the Fiscal Court opened two bids for building the park, one with plans for steal ramps and the second an all-concrete park.
A survey of skateboard users found that the concrete was preferred for the 100-foot by 80-foot park. When the park is built it will be only the second all-concrete park in the state, the other one being in Louisville.
Solo, a Canadian company, will be building the park on Highway 54 across from Pit Road. The court says it will pay for the park with dollars in the county recreation fund and with borrowed money from Kentucky Association of Counties.
The court said it would install concrete barriers between the park and the nearby highway, and should skateboarding fade in the future, the ramps could be removed to make room for two basketball courts.
In other action at Monday's meeting, Jailer Joey Stanton asked for approval for the jail to contract with Advanced Correctional Health Care (ACHC) for medical services to the jail.
After Stanton said the contract would save the jail $150,000 in health care costs, the court approved the contract.
ACHC would provide doctors for inmates, Stanton said, so the jail would no longer use local doctors. But he said the jail will continue to use Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center for hospital care for inmates.
The court agreed, too, to teaming up with a Univer-sity of Kentucky Trans-portation Team to begin work on the six roads in the county that headed the list for needing safety work on them.