Apathy could end some cave city Kentucky events


Cave City Proud Days 2014

 

By GINA KINSLOW gkinslow@glasgowdailytimes.com 9 hrs ago

CAVE CITY — Fewer than 10 people attended what was supposed to be a town hall meeting Thursday night at city hall in Cave City.

The purpose of the meeting was to discuss upcoming events, including a summer concert series and the Proud Days Festival, but what those who turned out for the meeting ended up talking about was growing apathy among townspeople, the Cave City Chamber of Commerce and the Cave City Convention Center.

Over time, fewer and fewer people volunteer to help with events, and those who have been involved say they need more assistance.

“I don’t understand how or why they expect us to do everything,” said Robert Smith, city code enforcement officer.

Smith continued he would like to see more Cave City citizens, as well as members of the local chamber of commerce and others get involved and help with events, because if they don’t, the events may have to be canceled.

Mayor Dwayne Hatcher agreed with Smith and said, “Everything you said is true.”

“The apathy is just getting worse and worse,” said Cave City councilman Seaborn Ellzey.

The group discussed making some changes, such as the location of the summer concert series. Instead of holding it downtown, there was discussion of it taking place closer to hotels so tourists can walk to the concerts, or possibly having a concert at the ballpark off Mammoth Cave Street.

After meeting for 30 minutes, the group decided to meet again in two weeks at 6 p.m. on March 31 to provide a chance for more people to attend and get involved in making plans for upcoming events.

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