Rod Run coming Aug. 24, Adams tells commission

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By Becky Barnes

If you are making plans for summer, hold Aug. 24 for the second Cynthiana Rod Run.

“It’s really growing into a big event,” Jerry Adams, one of the event organizers, told the Cynthiana City Commission Tuesday.

He said he anticipates over 700 cars this year with area businesses offering parking lots for exhibits.

There are already three car clubs that have committed to attend. That alone, he said, amounts to over 350 cars.

This year’s Rod Run will include motorcycles, tractors as well as the classic cars.

Adams said it takes many volunteers to make the event successful. A meeting to organize volunteers will be held at 6:30 p.m. March 25 at Paula’s Family Restaurant. Anyone interested in helping out should plan to attend.

In other business, the commission:

•Agreed to offer the old scoreboard from City Hall gym to the Cynthiana-Harrison County Museum. Commissioner Billy Grayson said that if they did not want it, the scoreboard would be put up for sealed bids.

•Agreed to pay $500 towards a $1,000 insurance deductible for the Community Service Center, which sustained recent water damage. The county will be asked to pay the other $500.

•Heard Grayson ask that anyone interested in purchasing new maple hardwood flooring in 20-square-foot bundles, should call City Hall at 234-7150, to make an offer. The floor is excess from the gym floor replacement.

•Heard Commissioner Gary Brunker announce that a drop box is located in the foyer at the police department’s East Pleasant Street location.

The box is for the collection of out-dated or unused prescriptions.

•Heard Mayor Steve Moses report that the city has received a $50,000 Kentucky Rivers Authority grant that will be used to study for a Cynthiana-Millersburg-Carlisle waterline.

•Agreed to have the mayor sign a 36-month contract with Aramark uniform supplier.

Brunker opposed the bid because he said the workers preferred to wear blue jeans.