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March 21, 2012

Crooked Creek gets new pro

CORBIN — By Carl Keith Greene / Staff Writer

The London-Laurel Tourist Commission met Tuesday discussing a new golf pro at the Crooked Creek golf course, new streets with walking and bicycle trails, an upcoming softball tournament and the Redbud Ride for bicyclists scheduled in a month.

Ron Roberts, who had been the pro at one of the State Parks courses, came to London recently and took over Crooked Creek.

He has converted the course to a public course and suggested having the “brown signs” installed on I-75 near London advertising the course.

Chris Robinson of London Downtown suggested that he and Reynolds get together and perhaps share the signs.

With the expansion of U.S. 25 south of London coming in the next few years, London Mayor Troy Rudder suggested that in the preparation of the road’s new site, the Kentucky highway department widen the area on which the road will be built for trails for walking, biking and other similar uses.

Chamber of Commerce Deanna Herrmann reported that the next event for the Chamber is the co-ed softball tournament. For more information, call the chamber at 864-4789.

Co-director Rodney Hendrickson reported that up to now about 514 have already registered and paid for the Redbud Ride.

He estimated that those are about 27 percent of whom he expects to register.

Registrations so far have been from 18 states including those as far away as Colorado, Massachusetts and Louisiana.

Some 97 percent of the current registered people are from out of town, he said.

He estimates the people will spend about $500 for the weekend and a total of about a half-million in cash will come to London and Laurel County.

Small groups from out of town are already coming to the area to look at the trails, he said.

Co-director Kim Collier mentioned the April 21 Laurel River Lake cleanup.

For more information, call the tourist commission at 878-6000.

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