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Busy Year Ahead for Parks Department

Commissioner Larry Conder and Parks Director Ross Leigh highlight upcoming events and current projects within the Parks Department.

A contractor is installing new LED sports lighting on Fields 4-5-6 at Panther Creek Park.  The work will be complete before the tournament season begins this spring.

The Public Works Department completed the restoration of the Tall Timber Trail behind the train caboose at Panther Creek Park.  Crews replaced the railing and elevated walkway.

The Daviess County Gun Club is scheduled to reopen on March 3rd as the Mattingly Target Shooting Range at Pup Creek Park, in honor of former Judge/Executive Al Mattingly.

Meanwhile, the Parks Department is accepting online reservations for shelters, which open for the season on April 1.  To reserve a space, visit

At Horse Fork Creek Park, the Daviess County Youth Soccer Association will start its season on April 15.  The Playground for All is open year-round, and the splash park returns on Memorial Day weekend.

The “Take A Kid Fishing” event will be June 3rd at Panther Creek Park.  The Kentucky Department of Fish & Wildlife Resources will be stocking the park lakes with catfish and rainbow trout this spring.

The Kentucky Room at the Daviess County Public Library is planning a Civil War anniversary event for June 3rd at the Jim Lambert Pioneer Village.

ROMP Festival is set for June 21-24 at Yellow Creek Park, organized by the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum.

Other events include: The Corvette Lovers Vette Club Car Show on July 15th at Yellow Creek Park, Take a Kid Outdoors on August 26th at the Gun Club, and the Independence Bank Fireworks Festival on September 2 at Panther Creek Park.

Visit for schedule updates.

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