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14 - August 05, 202.1" ' Hometown News‘ Outlook By Cecil Lawson' KyNewsGroup cecil@kynewsgroup.com The Barnyard Entertain- ment Venue, located near Sharpsburg, held its first- performance on its big stage last Saturday eve- ning, with comedians Rod- ney Carrington, John Reep, and Nick Searcy entertain— ing the audience. . Head of Marketing for, the Barnyard, Jeffrey Vice, said he heard what he thought was going to be at least once complaint from an audience member“ after the show. 1_ “He told me his back was killing him. I apologized and said we would get the stadium seating in place as soon as possible. But he said no, his lawn chair was fine, but he hurt his, back because he had laughed so hard that night,” Vice! said in an interview this week. Local torrential rains and flooding and destruction in nearby downtown Carlisle led Friday night headlin- ers rock legend Styx and i Barnyard EIIIBI'IBIIIIIIIII VBIIIIB stage IIIIBII r . \.,. ., I III! names Ill IIG to Uncle Kracker to cancel their show. “They were. pretty con- cerned about being able to get a 70,000 pound truck in there,” Vice said. “But they were so nice about it,” he added when they decided to cancel the show that morning Once everything had" dried out, the show went on Saturday evening. Vice is looking forward to upcoming big-name country acts which will be headlining in the coming weeks. This Saturday, country star and Kentucky native g John Michael Montgom- ery will take to the stage, backed by his son Walker Montgomery v and his daughter’s boyfriend, Tra- Vis Denning. Vice said ticket sales have been brisk for super- star Travis Tritt, who will be performing Friday, Au- gust 13, with the Desert City Ramblers. But he said the big- gest draw followed the announcement that Boce- phus hilnselt, Wil- liams, Jr, will be perform- alIIIIIG IIIIBIIIIII it” We. ' ,m ' photo courtesy of Barnyard Enlertoinment’Venue COMMUNITY ing Friday, October 8. Court Day weekend will kick off the following Fri- day, October 15, with the duo Big & Rich, with DJ Sinister. Mostly recently an- nounced on the roster will be another country hit- maker, Jamey Johnson, scheduled for Saturday, October 16. Vice said there remains a little more Work to be com- pleted at the Barnyard, and he hopes to have concrete floor poured and stadium seating under the pavilion completed in time of the Travis Tritt show. The Barnyard Venue opened its gates on July 3 to a successful concert by Sawyer Brown. The 60 foot tall stage and pavilion, once completed, will seat 2000 people im- der roof, and according to Vice, plans are moving for- ward for additional seating on the Wings next year as well as three “crow’s nests” for VIP guests and crew. For tickets and the lat- est show information, visit www.thebarnyardvenue. com. ABSOLUTE ON LINE AUCTION 7200 MAIN STREET, JEFFERSONVIILE, KY This will be a most exciting auction. of a lifetime collection from the home of ' Barbara and the late Roger Amburgey. YOU WON‘T WANT TO MISS THlS ONE! PREVIEW: Friday, August 6th (4:00 PM - 0:00 PM) Saturday, August M (10:00 AM NOON) PICK UP (PLEASE READ): Tuesday, August 10th and Wednesday, August 11th from 3:00 PM ~ 7:00 PM omo home sale, all purchases MUSI’bepickedup on m‘mi Call Pam Murphy at 859274-6605 Visit www.caswellprewittrealtyrom for viewing, ,. 1 bidding, terms and additional information. Barnyard j cont. from pg. 1 meetings, and they repeat- ed their same hesitations again at Monday evening’s meeting. Long-time council mem- ber-David Jones said when the city’s sewer system was first completed almost three decades ago, resi- dents of Tater Town were at first not interested in joining the system, but later joined. He also said that when they had the funds to expand the sewer system to residents at Oaklawn Subdi- vision a few years ago, they vocally rejected the offer. Jones said if Oaklawn residents ever change their minds in the future, he doesn’t want to overload the sewer system with oth- er projects, and he wants to keep existing sewer ser- vice rates at manageable levels for customers. He noted that the majority of residents in Sharpsburg are older and on fixed in- comes and would not be able to handle a sewer rate increase in the next five to six years. “Once a line is built, ev- erything is then on us,” he added. He also said he was not sure what the capacity of the city’s sewer syStem would be. Gross said that the fea- sibility study would help determine options, and she said if the Barnyard En- tertainment Venue is suc- cessful, there will likely be more development in and around Sharpsburg, and that will require more infra- structure. She noted that the only existing system nearby is in the city, but she said any alternative system might not include it. She also said that additional cus- tomers and revenues would be a help to the city. Mayor Dorothy Clemons added that, under their ex- isting ordinances, the city would have to annex prop erty in order to provide sewer service to it She said that if a sewer line is run to the Barnyard’s property, it would also require a pump station to bring sewage back to the city for treat- ment, and there would have to be property purchased for the pump station. She also noted that the city has recently been asked by Judge-Executive Rogers and the owner of the new Sharpsburg Coun- try Mart convenience store, which will be located by the Sharpsburg Dollar General Store, to provide sewer ser- vice to that business. She said the store owner and the owners of the Barn— yard “should have thought about that before building. A poor community can’t sustain them.” Gross noted that other communities have had to deal with the same prob- lem and said that feasibility studies and comprehensive planning are tools for city council’s to use for “busi- nesses that don’t plan.” She said a feasibility study may show that using the city’s sewer system is not an op tion, or other grant funds may be available. “The feasibility study would be to your advantage. This is going to happen, re- gardless. The city has noth- ing to lose in it,” Gross said. “I don’t want to deal with it at all,” Mayor Clemons said. She noted that the Barn- yard may not be successful and that the Sharpsburg Country Mart’s owners other business partner, who owns Sharpsburg Town and Country convenience store, owes the city $5000 in back taxes. She said hehas not shown interest in helping to collect those delinquent tax- es. “It’s a slap in the face.” Clemons also noted that some people have told her that the Barnyard may bring a hotel to Sharpsburg. "Those are all maybes. I can’t operate a budget on maybes. I’m not going to string us out.” Clemons said she has had different people con- tacting her work place and calling her home at night over the past several weeks, including County Commis- sioner Millard Pettit and Sharpsburg resident Steve Calvert, asking her to con- sider extending the city’s sewer line. In other matters: Mayor Clemons said she had contacted painter Harold Massey, who agreed to honor his previous bid for painting the outside of the Sharpsburg Commu- nity Center and who said he would get started in Sep tember. -~ I * She also said she had been in contact with state officials for the Transpor- tation Alternative Program (TAP) grant application sent in 2019, and she said they are ready to begin the de- sign phase of the $187,000 project, which will add 900 feet of sidewalk along West Tunnel Hill Road from the Community Center to the City Park, as well as repair drain issues along the same area ‘ * Clemons also said she has opened a new bank ac- count at Citizens Bank for the first installment of the city’s American Rescue Act Plan (ARPA) payment, $43,764.07 * Members of Task Force Omega will have flag cer- emony in Sharpsburg on November 6 at 4 pm, to tie in with Veterans Day and which will include singing * The city and the.Bath County Memorial Library will be sponsoring a spe- cial event on September 10 to commemorate the 20th anniversary of 9/11. There will beta reception at 5 pm. at the Community Center for local emergency , responders and a public re- ception at 6 pm. f * Last week’s heavy rains did cause some water dam- age in the Community Cen- ter kitchen ceiling. Mayor Clemons has contacted the insurance company and is having contractor Robert Jordan to assess the darn- age * Council members agreed to send out letters to three city residents to re- mind them of the city’s ordi- nance on lawn grass height and get them to mow their lawns. . *Because of the Labor Day holiday next month, next month’s meeting will be moved to Tuesday, Sep- tember 7, at pm. at City Hall Remember when f'area calling" was all the rage and you could . call a number of counties for one price? Voice over Internet Protocol (VolP), is a technology that allows you to make voice calls using a broad— band lnternet connection very similar to a regular phone line. 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