Pick Your Community: | Hopkins | Muhlenberg | Daviess | Christian | Fayette | Henderson | Lakes | McCracken | Warren | Webster

State Committee Approves Spray Park Funding

Madisonville Seal 02 300MADISONVILLE, Ky. (10/10/13) – The state legislative Government Contract Review Committee has approved $258,998 in coal severance funds for a spray park to be built in Madisonville.
 
A Madisonville Parks and Recreation Committee has been considering plans for the water/spray park for a long time. The group has reviewed master plans from Brandstetter Carroll as a part of its study.
 
The planned location of the park has been moved from the existing Festus Claybon Park to the planned Mahr Park and back again.
 
Originally, $258,000 in coal severance funds were earmarked for a study about relocation of the CSX Railroad tracks from downtown Madisonville.
 
At its July 23 meeting, Hopkins County Fiscal Court voted to change the use of the funds from the study to the development of the spray park.
 
The total cost of the park is estimated to be $350,000. The $258,998 from coal severance funds added with $25,000 from the mayor's contingency fund still leave the budget a little short.
 
During an August meeting of the Madisonville Parks and Recreation Committee, Madisonville Mayor David Jackson said he favors appointing a fund-raising committee to obtain the additional $92,000 needed to complete the project.
 
State Rep. Brent Yonts, D-Greenville, a member of the Government Contract Review Committee, announced the approval of $250,998 Wednesday, Oct. 9.
 
The approval is another step forward in the process, said City of Madisonville Community Development Director Daron Jordan.
 
"This is something we had in the budget," said Jordan. "We do anticipate that we'll go before the city council and ask permission to issue requests for proposals for the project. We expect the project will be complete in May, 2014."
 
Rita Dukes Smith
SurfKY News

© Copyright 2014 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 This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission.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 by using one of the social media links below.

3/12 - 718 switched from reg 2 to hopkins only
3/13 - 16

Stock Report

1 DOW 17,098.45
+18.88 (0.11%)    
2 S&P 2,003.37
+6.63 (0.33%)    
3 NASDAQ 4,580.27
+22.58 (0.50%)    
3/12 - 718 switched from reg 2 to hopkins only
3/13 - 16
3/12 - 718 switched from reg 2 to hopkins only
3/13 - 16

In Other News...

Business Spotlight - Magical Memories Photography Offering Event, Aerial Photography

GREENVILLE, Ky. (8/29/14) — Magical Memories Photography is a new Muhlenberg County photography business, offering… Read More

Business Spotlight - First Security Bank

CENTRAL CITY, Ky. (8/27/14) — First Security Bank is a 100-year-old bank, which is locally owned and operated.… Read More
3/12 - 718 switched from reg 2 to hopkins only
3/13 - 16

Most Read This Week (Site-Wide)

August 29, 2014 6430

Luke's Flea Market Vendors' Home Away…

in News by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
August 26, 2014 5143

Owensboro Board of Commissioners…

in News by Beth Cecil
August 28, 2014 5030

Police Pursuit Spans Parts of Northern…

in Top Stories by Alex Piper, MCSO
August 26, 2014 4646

Family Has Close Call with Tornado

in Top Stories by Paul McRee, SurfKY News
August 26, 2014 4326

City Street Closures on Strawbridge and…

in News by Abby Shelton

Most Read Stories from Hopkins County

August 30, 2014 2665

Ponderosa Madisonville to Donate 10…

in Top Stories by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
August 26, 2014 2201

Two People Injured When Vehicle Overturns…

in Top Stories by Matt Sanderson
August 27, 2014 1615

Crime Stoppers Top Most Wanted - August…

in Top Stories by Crime Stoppers
August 29, 2014 740

MCC Announces New Board Members

in Top Stories by Joyce Riggs
August 26, 2014 702

Whitfield Presents $1 Million FEMA Check…

in Top Stories by Amber Averitt, SurfKY News

Most Read Stories from Owensboro

August 26, 2014 5143

Owensboro Board of Commissioners…

in News by Beth Cecil
August 26, 2014 4326

City Street Closures on Strawbridge and…

in News by Abby Shelton
August 26, 2014 2257

City Hall, Transit, Sanitation Schedules…

in News by Abby Shelton
August 27, 2014 1743

Owensboro Police Conduct Investigations

in News by Dennis Beard, SurfKY News
August 26, 2014 1672

Happy Birthday to the Edge Ice Center

in News by Brittni Bunn

Most Read Stories from Muhlenberg County

August 28, 2014 5030

Police Pursuit Spans Parts of Northern…

in Top Stories by Alex Piper, MCSO
August 26, 2014 4646

Family Has Close Call with Tornado

in Top Stories by Paul McRee, SurfKY News
August 27, 2014 4016

Five Injured in Three-Vehicle Accident

in Top Stories by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
August 26, 2014 2868

Annual Everly Brothers Cruise In…

in Top Stories by Paul McRee, SurfKY News
August 27, 2014 2259

Muhlenberg Job Corps Former Student…

in Top Stories by Karen Robinson

SurfKY News Group, Inc. Central Office & Printing Division
1125 Nebo Rd.  •  Madisonville, KY 42431  •  270.452.2249 (fax)
Main Number: 270.452.2727 (phone)  •  Printing Division Direct Line: 270.821.8600 (phone)

SurfKY Owensboro News Bureau
920 Frederica St. / Suite 210  •  Owensboro, KY 42301  •  270.683-8060 (phone)


Contact a member of our staff: www.surfky.com/contact
Copyright © 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc.  •  Terms of Use  •  Site Map

social 03social 04social 22social 21social 06