Local resident Lee Veervort was recognized during a Sept. 7 meeting of the Cadiz City Council for his dedication and volunteer work for Cadiz and Trigg County.

Cadiz Mayor Todd King presented Veervort with a Key to the City in recognition of his support of the local community.

“He does things for our community and does not want any publicity or compensation for what he does,” the mayor noted.

King read a statement during the recent meeting highlighting Veervort’s efforts for the community, among other things mentioning how Veervort promotes new businesses and Lake Barkley on Facebook, cleans up trash in the city, supports law enforcement and feeds and waters stray animals in the community.

Lee was recommended for the award by Francine Stubbs and family and the mayor.

The Cadiz City Council also at last week’s meeting awarded bids for developing the Jolly Drive area to Knight Construction.

Knight’s bid for the project was $150,837.

Officials said the city will be reimbursed for that amount with municipal road aid funds.

Once developed, the Jolly Drive area will be home to a new Mexican and pizza restaurant and other developments in the future.

In other business:

  • Officials announced that Atmos Energy will be replacing main gas lines in the Hillview Drive area beginning Oct. 1.
  • Former Public Works Director Kerry Fowler presented the Wooden Bucket Award to Craig Oakley, the department’s current director. The Cadiz Public Works Department recently was awarded the Kentucky Rural Water Association’s highest honor at that organization’s annual conference.
  • Oakley announced that his department is spraying continuously for mosquitoes, which he said are bad right now in the community.
  • Officials said the ham festival is still on as of now, although the breakfast traditionally sponsored by Trigg County Chamber of Commerce is canceled. The awards ceremony will take place, slated for 8:30 a.m. Oct 7 at the Renaissance Stage in downtown Cadiz.
  • Stephanie Hancock was appointed to the Housing Authority Board.
  • Following two closed sessions, the city council approved separate motions to provide economic development incentives for Cis Marie’s Kuche LLC and for Load Covering Solutions Inc., two businesses that will be locating in the community.

Reach Tonya S. Grace at 270-887-3240 or tgrace@kentuckynewera.com.

Reach Tonya S. Grace at 270-887-3240 or tgrace@kentuckynewera.com.

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