Darren Doyle, story and photo
The fiscal court received a final Invoice from Steve Vanmeter Construction for the sidewalk material and labor as well as the excavation and other related construction work for the Veterans Memorial Wall of the amount of $8,422.
When the project was first put in play by Judge Wil Cannon, the fiscal court agreed to pay for some of the work including the electric service and related material needed for proper lighting on the memorial and the surrounding area. Since then, the material has instead been donated by CED in Bowling Green and the labor was donated by Charles Langdon. This allowed county funds to become available for other areas of the project.
Mark Woosley made the motion for the fiscal court to pay the remaining balance so far, seconded by Edd Rich, which will allow the DAV to use their funds to supply the bricks which are actually paid for by brick purchasers. Maurita Miller, head of the DAV Auxiliary, gave a heartfelt thanks to the court. Judge Cannon thanked Mrs. Miller for her dedication and hard work to oversee the project that everyone is proud to see on the courthouse square.
According to Miller, there is still more work to do in order to fully complete the project, of which she and others remain busy with the planning and preparation.
Editor's Note: We've heard nothing but good things here at the Edmonson Voice about the memorial and applaud the officials, laborers, volunteers, DAV and Auxiliary members, donors, brick purchasers, and of course, our wonderful Edmonson County veterans. The memorial is something that will be respected and cherished for generations and we're proud of everything it stands for.