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County to Seek Bids on Archery Complex Construction

archery1 300MADISONVILLE, Ky. (7/16/13) – The Hopkins County Recreational Building and Grounds Committee recommended seeking bids for construction components of an archery complex to be built on county land near the Pennyrile Parkway during the regular Hopkins County Fiscal Court meeting Tuesday, July 16. Information gleaned from those bids will help the committee decide whether to recommend the county proceed with the project.
 
The committee met prior to the fiscal court meeting and gathered information from attorney Keith Cartwright, Hopkins County Central High School archery coach David Starks, architect Frank Williams and Community Development Director Mike Duncan.
 
During the committee meeting, Magistrate Karol Welch voiced her approval of the project.
 
"I love it," said Welch. "I think it's a great thing, and I hope we do it."
 
Magistrate Shaun Roberts pointed out that successful archery centers around the state are either privately owned or owned by school systems.
 
Cartwright, who is the attorney for Hopkins County School System, said it is unfeasible for the school system to build an archery center at all schools throughout the county and that elementary through secondary school students are interested in the sport.
 
Williams pointed out that while successful archery programs, including those in Henderson and Trigg counties, got started early in offering the sport centers, Hopkins County students have excelled in state and national competitions.
 
Duncan noted that having a centralized location for events might generate revenue from holding small tournaments. He also informed the committee that facilities similar to the one proposed incur approximately $3,600 to $4,800 in annual electric rates while the Hopkins County archery center would have access to natural gas and possibly lower utility expenses.
 
The proposed building is 80' x 130' with construction projections under the $200,000 mark so that prevailing wage laws will not apply. Seeking bids will provide a finer point of overall construction costs.
 
Committee chairman Magistrate Chris Toney made the motion to proceed with bids for the archery center during the fiscal court meeting. The motion was passed unanimously by the fiscal court.
 
Rita Dukes Smith
SurfKY News
Hopkins County Lead Reporter

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