Athletic Facilities Update
Athletic facilities construction moving forward
The total campus is moving from dream to reality.
In 2013, Clark County beamed with pride as we opened our brand new high school, but the project wasn’t complete.
After years of waiting, construction of the athletic facilities is moving forward as the Clark County Board of Education voted 5-0 in early October to approve the construction contracts and all alternates for the gym, football stadium, track, and tennis courts with lights.
Also included is mass grading for the field house and all remaining playing fields. The cost of the complex is expected to be approximately 21.3 million.
Along with approving the contracts, the Board also approved a request for an interim contract which will allow the earthwork to begin immediately following approval from the Kentucky Department of Education.
KDE approval, according to Superintendent Paul Christy, “should happen very quickly.”
The project includes a gymnasium that seats 4,300, a football stadium and track with home seating for 4,000 and visitor seating for 1,000, and lighted tennis courts. Grading will be completed for the field house, baseball field, and softball field.
Smoke Signals Newspaper Story by Rebecca Eaves