Committee Scraps Fundraising Plan for Regional Sports Complex

Nov 6, 2013

Hopkins County will not seek a $4 million fundraising campaign to support the county’s planned regional sports complex.

The Recreation, Buildings and Grounds Committee Tuesday told representatives from Strategic Development Consultants the county would not need their services. 

Magistrates expressed doubt that the fundraising firm could even raise enough to cover the company’s proposed $142,000 fee. But Judge-Executive Donnie Carroll says the county is still examining ways to fund the complex.

"We’re looking at some other alternatives," he said. "I have spoken with a couple of the coal companies in seeing if they’d be interested in making a memorial to the coal miners. All the money, so far, that’s been spent is out of coal severance and individual coal operators."

The county has spent 1.5 million dollars already at the project site for grounds development and planning.