Blue Star Memorial Marker

A dedication was held Saturday for a Blue Star Memorial Marker at the Whitley Branch Veterans Park.

The marker is a tribute to the Armed Forces who have defended the United States of America, and has been used to salute veterans since World War II.

The Lady’s Slippers Garden Club of London procured the marker for the Veterans Park.

Optimist Club gets money for new gym floor

Replacing the gym floor has been on the wish list for the Laurel-London Optimist Club for some time. The cork-based floor was installed in 2001 and is deteriorating under heavy play at the gym on West Ky. 80.

City of London Tourism decided to step in and help with a $58,000 check presented Wednesday that will pay for a new sports floor made of durable plastic over a foam foundation. The tourism commission has been investing funds in the Optimist Club and Little League programs after an outside study said it should focus on improving existing sports facilities.

The Optimist Club provides a variety of sports and other programs for about 4,000 youths a year.

Pictured, from left, are Lawrence Foister and Plinio Tuta of the Optimist Club, London Mayor Troy Rudder and tourism chairman Bill Dezarn.

New Business Coming to Main Street

London Downtown Board of directors and Executive Director Brittany Cradic are pleased to announce the addition of Dreaming Creek Brewery to Main Street! Dreaming Creek is currently in the process of purchasing the former Bob’s building. This will be the second location for the craft brewery. Currently, they are also located in Richmond, Kentucky. The new brewery hopes to be open in downtown London spring 2019.

Groundbreaking for Town Center Park

Members of the London City Council, City of London Tourism and other officials broke ground today on the new Town Center Park, which will be located next to London Elementary School.

The park will provide green space in the middle of downtown as well as a venue for concerts and events. The project is named after the Town Center Motel that used to be at that location.

The first step of the development will be the removal of blacktop on the site and some underlying utility and sewer line repair.

The project will be let for bids next month with construction to begin in late winter or early spring.

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