The project was coined the “Maroons in Motion Day” and definitely seemed to live up to its name.

With 5 teams of athletes and volunteer team leaders from the DTP spread amongst downtown parking lots and park areas, as well as under the train tracks/bridge next to City Hall, the “Maroons in Motion” project planted new shrubbery and flowers, removed overgrown or problematic vegetation, and repainted several downtown fire hydrants, trashcans, benches, and parking/caution strips. In addition, the downtown sidewalks were swept, several windows were cleaned, and trash was removed.

Other than the immense help that came from the various MNHHS Maroons athletes, the DTP Committee gave a special thanks to several parties who donated funds or supplies for the Maroons in Motion Day:  Mayor Will Cox and Community Development Officer Daron Jordan of The City of Madisonville for covering the bulk of DTP’s plant cost, providing caution barricades, sidewalk paint, water service and other technical assistance; LawnScapers, whose owner has spent a great deal of his time helping the DTP design and prep Montpellier, secure our plants at wholesale prices, and who will serve as team leader for Montpellier Park project on Saturday; Trover Health Systems Plant Operations for refurbishing the Montpellier benches; W&T Land Improvement for donation of needed topsoil for Montpellier Park; Brumfield Sod Farm for their donation of sod for Montpellier Park;  and True Value Hardware & Porter Paints for providing the paint and labor to paint the trashcans. 

To learn more about the Downtown Turnaround Project, such as upcoming events or how to get involved, please visit their official website at

Luke Short
iSurf News

Please Click the Box Below to View a Picture Slide-Show of the “Maroons in Motion” Project your social media marketing partner

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

Posted on 2/2/14
3/13 - 16
3/13 - 16

Most Read This Week

July 02, 2015 15353

Emergency Response Team on Scene of Standoff on…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
July 02, 2015 7929

Police: Stand Off Suspect in Critical Condition

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
June 29, 2015 4646

Accused Synthetic Marijuana Traffickers Appear in…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
July 03, 2015 3884

KMA Reminds Motorists of New Kentucky Red Light…

by David Holt
June 30, 2015 3653

Earlington Man Faces Multiple Charges after…

by SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

June 24, 2015 45821

Western Kentucky, Southern Indiana's Largest…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
July 02, 2015 15353

Emergency Response Team on Scene of Standoff on…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

July 06, 2015 2005

Man Accused of Choking Girlfriend, Threatening to…

by SurfKY News
July 05, 2015 1649

Hopkins County Traffic Advisory

by Keith Todd
July 05, 2015 1575

More Dental Patients Using ER in Kentucky

by Al Cross
July 05, 2015 1303

4th Fest Ends with ‘a Bang’ of Music, Fireworks

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
July 04, 2015 1070

Recycling Equals Fun During iRecycling Regatta

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
July 06, 2015 914

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports Released -…

by SurfKY News
July 06, 2015 868

Driving on Suspended License, Alleged Fleeing…

by SurfKY News
July 05, 2015 839

Study: One Dose of HPV Vaccine Effective

by Melissa Patrick
July 05, 2015 814

Legislator's Log - Week of July 5, 2015

by Brent Yonts
July 05, 2015 800

July 4 Saturday on the Square Features Patriotic…

by Mike Groves, SurfKY News