Russell Springs City Council presents donations to local veterans group, softball team

The Russell Springs City Council presented donations to two local veterans groups, along with a local softball team at Thursday night’s city council meeting.

The council presented $500 each to the Russell County DAV Honor Guard and the Russell County Honor Guard. The council also presented a $500 donation to the 13U All Star team that will be traveling to Ashland to play for a state championship.

Both local veterans groups and the softball team were on hand for the donations Thursday.

Russell Springs Mayor Eddie Thomas presents two local honor guards with a $500 donation each.
Mayor Thomas presents the 13U All Star Softball team with a $500 donation.
James Clark from the DAV Honor Guard presents Mayor Thomas with two honorary plaques.

In other news from the City Council meeting: 

  • Davey Withers was appointed to the Code Enforcement Board. Anthony Darnell moved, and thus was no longer eligible to serve.
  • Health insurance premiums for city employees will decrease slightly.
  • The city is planning a surplus auction with multiple vehicles and electronics within the next month or so.
  • Mayor Eddie Thomas thanked city workers for working on a sewer leak over the Independence Day Holiday.
  • Thomas reminds citizens that work on the Lakeway Drive/Highway 80 intersection will begin on Monday, weather permitting, and asked people to be patient as work goes on over the next month.
  • Things are going well at the City Pool, Thomas said, with Tuesday Night Swim and children’s programs being really popular. The Hospital also presents a senior swim program on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9-10 a.m.
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