Coon hunt might not return to complex
by Franklin Clark -- fclark@cadizrecord.com
Aug 19, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The coon hunt competition that was held in the county earlier this year most likely won’t return here next year.

Trigg County Recreation Complex Board Member and Trigg County Fiscal Court Magistrate Larry Lawrence made the announcement near the end of the complex board’s meeting, held last Monday evening at the Recreation Complex.

Lawrence said when he spoke to promoter Barry Hall, he was told that Hall wasn’t happy with the level of preparedness on the part of the county.

But Trigg County Complex Board Member Ralph Thomas said he was originally told that those who participated in the coon hunt enjoyed it, “that everything was great,” and that the coon hunt participants would probably be back next year.

Thomas said he would give Hall a call to see what specifically they didn’t like about how the coon hunt was handled.

The complex board also unanimously voted to ban smoking in the bleachers and the playground area. Local resident Janice Curtis came before the board at their last meeting to ask for a complete ban in the complex. At Monday’s meeting, several board members said a complete ban on the entire complex might hurt revenue.

“There’s a lot of smokers. You start cutting down smoking right here, you will lose a lot of people,” Trigg County Complex Board Member Stacy Futrell said.

Board Member Lennus Redd said that while he doesn’t smoke, he doesn’t see why people should be completely banned from smoking on the premises.

In other business, Thomas said that without board approval, he bought 22 lights for the fields for about $3,000, although two of them were broken. He said he hoped he wasn’t out of line for doing so. Another board member said that was a great deal on field lights.

Futrell gave a list of improvements that were deemed necessary. Those will be discussed further at the board’s next meeting in September.

The board also looked at draft of an agreement between the complex board and the Trigg County Board of Education. The agreement deals with what groups can use the fields at certain times and who is responsible for field maintenance.

Thomas told other board members to look at the agreement and said they would probably vote on a revised version of it at their next meeting in September.

Other board business discussed at the meeting included three signs that said “No Dogs Allowed During Games.”
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