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Rules to be posted at Creekfront Park

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City Council also approves work on streetlights

By Linda Ireland

Creekfront Park soon will have written rules and streetlights.

Monday, Hodgenville City Council gave the thumbs up to Mayor Terry Cruse to develop a set of posted rules for the park.

Cruse said he has received numerous complaints about animals at Creekfront - especially unleashed dogs and owners not cleaning up after their pets.

City Clerk Madonna Hornback said the Kentucky League of Cities recommended written rules for liability reasons about a year ago.

Cruse said Creekfront will soon have lights installed by Kentucky Utilities for the benefit of nighttime walkers, so he will not address hours of operation. City workers will install conduit and the city will rent the streetlights from KU.

In other business:

•The council had final reading of an annexation ordinance.

•Cruse announced receipt of a $14,000 check from FEMA for reimbursement of ice storm expenses.

•Cruse announced the city will take bids for the Greensburg Street water tower project.

•Cruse said he will advertise for trash pickup services. Rumpke’s five-year contract expires in October.

•Audience member Kenny DeVore asked about a light that used to shine on the American flag at Creekfront. Cruse said he will have maintenance workers check on it.

•Main Street Director Celia McDonald reported receipts of $729 for Family Fun Day. She said Abe’s Country Cooking has renewed its lease for $1,200 per month through Main Street.

•Hodgenville Police Chief John Cottrill reported a year-long drug investigation resulted in numerous indictments. The cases are proceeding through the court system.

•Fire Chief Terry Ovesen reported eight runs in July: two wash-downs after gas tanks were overfilled; one fire investigation; one electrical fire; and four false alarms.

“Three of (the false alarms) were at the school,” Ovesen said. “One was activated by a dog.”