Jimmy Adcock and Wes Luckado speak in opposition of the change Tuesday morning.
The Hopkinsville-Christian County Youth League will cease to operate effective Sunday after its own request was granted by Christian Fiscal Court this morning.
The Youth League’s Board of Directors had sent Judge-Executive Steve Tribble a letter requesting the county grant the lease it had held on Ruff Park for decades to the local YMCA.
The lease has to be re-signed before each fiscal year and the board felt the YMCA could use its resources to better facilitate youth sports. The move didn’t come without opposition, however, as umpire Jimmy Adcock and youth sports supporter Wes Luckado spoke in support of keeping things as they are and presented a petition with 160 signatures that were received since Monday.
The current lease expires Saturday and Christian County Attorney Mike Foster said all the county had to go on coming into the meeting was the request from the leadership of the Youth League.
Kevin Meacham from the YMCA answered concerns from Adcock about competitiveness and assured him the score will continue to be kept in games at Ruff Park. Adcock says he believes most people will be willing to work with the YMCA if they don’t make any radical changes.
In other business, the county approved the lowest bids on almost all of its suppliers for products ranging from gasoline to concrete for the upcoming fiscal year and approved next year’s service contracts for the Animal Shelter with Todd and Trigg County governments.
Magistrate Tom Jones said he believes Fiscal Court should consider requesting those counties to take on some of the costs of improvements and expansions at the animal shelter in the future.