Courthouse To Remain Closed, Freedom Fest Cancelled For 2020
Darren Doyle, story and photo:
Edmonson County Judge Executive Wil Cannon has announced that Edmonson County Parks will reopen to the public May 22, 2020, this includes Bee Spring Park, Chalybeate Park, and Hwy 70 Park.
Judge Cannon is reminding everyone to please practice social distancing measures and clean personal hygiene with proper handwashing while at the parks and especially when using the restroom facilities.
Basketball courts and walking trails will be open to the public in time for the Memorial Day weekend.
"The pavilions will also be available to use on a first come, first serve basis," he said. "We're asking for common sense and social distancing for all these areas."
Cannon also said that the courthouse will likely remain closed to foot traffic to the public until sometime in June; however, Tuesday's upcoming fiscal court meeting will be held there.
"Yes, it's going to be an in-person meeting available to the public but we're hoping the amount of visitors will be limited," he added. "As far as the fiscal court is concerned, we're asking only the essential members of the court and the associated county employees to attend. We can't keep anyone from attending, but we are asking anyone who comes to please follow the guidelines and spread out."
Cannon also said that this year's youth league baseball and softball seasons have been officially cancelled and as a result, there will be no Freedom Fest fireworks gathering this year.
"With the restrictions in place, we can't properly plan for a fireworks gathering this year," he said. "We won't be able to accommodate a large gathering or serve concessions like we normally would so we're simply going to have to put it off until next year."