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Magistrate calls for end to skate park delays

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By Becky Barnes

Eighth district magistrate Bradley Copes wants to keep things rolling for a skate park.

Initially, the court set a deadline of late April for a location to be found for members of SWAP (Skaters With a Purpose) to set up their equipment. However, the recent flood destroyed their equipment, which was being stored at River Road Park after they were forced to remove it from the park last year.

Copes asked the Harrison County Fiscal Court to extend the period four to five weeks and donate $1,000 towards the equipment replacement. He said the skaters are planning to rebuild their ramps at Harrison VoTech with a completion to coincide with the end of school.

“This should’ve been done before,” Copes said Tuesday. “We should be taking our hats off to these kids instead of giving the run around.”

For more on this story, see this week's Cynthiana Democrat.