After a discussion during the Cave City Council Meeting, last night, the body voted unanimously to not have a needle exchange program in Cave City. Both Barren County and the City of Glasgow have allowed similar programs in recent history, where people who inject drugs through a syringe can exchange a dirty needle with a clean one…no questions asked.
City Manager, Robert Smith, had reports of programs in other cities, and the results weren’t all positive-saying that the program attracted illegal drug users from surrounding areas.
In New Business, Councilman Kevin Houchens told Mayor Dwayne Hatcher and others that an outside party had expressed an interest in building an indoor athletic facility in the Cave City limits. Houchens said the investment could be as much as $6 Million. A committee meeting is scheduled for tonight to discuss possible locations and other details. Houchens said he would try to have a representative of the interested party present at tonight’s meeting which is going to be held at 6pm tonight at Cave City Hall.