In March 17 Issue
The Russell Springs City Council donated $500 to a Russell County High School senior as they received word he would provide the city with 50 hours of community service at last Thursday's regular meeting of city leaders.
Tra Taylor with the Russell County High School Y Corps also presented a video to those in attendance about his plans this summer, traveling across the state with the Y Corps and working on various community service projects. The 50 service hours promised to the city have to be completed before his actual travel across Kentucky begins, according to Taylor.
Councilman Eddie Thomas said he was extremely proud of Tra's community service efforts throughout his high school career. Thomas then made the motion to donate $500 to Tra as a financial commitment and asked for the 50 service hours to be worked where needed in the city. Councilman Timmy Hudson seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.
In other happenings at the meeting:
• Councilman Eric Selby made a motion to donate $500 to the Catch a Rainbow Fishing Derby, which happens this summer below Wolf Creek Dam at the fish hatchery. Councilman David Blakey seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.
• Blakey also made the motion to renew the Monumental Accident Insurance for the firemen at $112 per year. Councilwoman Lisa Mann seconded the motion and it carried 6-0. Hudson then commended the firemen for the jobs they perform day in and day out.
• Mayor Hollis DeHart informed the council that material they had received a few months ago on a proposal for property on Hwy 127 be returned to him.
• The Maple Street sidewalk project has had several delays, according to city leaders, and the contract should come sometime this week.
• The council spent nearly 20 minutes in executive session to discuss property but upon reconvening in regular session it was announced that no action would be taken.