By Amber Hobaugh
The Russell Springs City Council met via Zoom last Thursday night due to the number of COVID cases in the county as well as the looming inclement weather in the area that evening.
Mayor Eddie Thomas informed council members that God’s Food Pantry has reached out to the council about purchasing a half acre lot on Brian Walters Drive.
The Food Pantry will use the property to build a new facility that will be better suited for their needs and more beneficial to those residents that utilize those services. Negotiations are still underway but council members were all in agreement to move forward with the arrangement to sell the property.
During the Mayor’s Report, Mayor Thomas said that he would like to announce and welcome several new businesses that have come to the area recently. Hop, Skip and Jump is now open, as well as Laker Laundry, Common Ground Coffee and Yoga, Uptown Furniture, 323 Hair Society, and Impact Apparel. Thomas also mentioned Bernard Funeral Home is now under new ownership. Former owner Noel Godby has passed the torch over to Jimmy Matney, Aaron W. Cain and Curt Demrow.
Mayor Thomas also reported that he is hopeful to have an announcement on the new police chief of the Russell Springs Police Department at next month’s meeting. He continued by saying that the new council room is finished and that he is looking forward to showing it off at the next in-person meeting.