Trigg school board accepts bid for new multipurpose facility for athletics
Trigg County Board of Education accepted at its Feb. 10 meeting a bid for the construction of a new multipurpose facility — intended to permanently bring to the main campus athletic programs that are now held at off-campus rental facilities.
The $5,481,738 bid from A&K Construction in Paducah will be sent to the Kentucky Department of Education for approval, after which the district will hammer out contracts with the construction company before officially beginning the project. Including those additional fees, the total cost is projected to clock in at $6,111,000.
The construction company will redo the press box, concession stands and bathrooms at the football field at the same time. While the board aims to have these football amenities addressed before the first home football game of the 2022 season, a hard deadline has not been set for these projects due to the ever-evolving nature of the process.
The board rejected bids for roof and exterior work on Trigg County Middle School and to replace the aging fuel tanks at the bus garage — the latter of which has been deemed an “emergency project” — because the bids were significantly higher than anticipated. The board will seek other means to continue these projects as soon as possible.
Sarah Elliott, community education coordinator for the board, said the board is very excited about both impending projects.
“It’s important that we have all of our athletic programs here where they can practice and all have use of this facility. It’ll really give them a home,” Elliott said. “At the same time, the press box, the bathrooms and the concession are quite old and have not been updated in a long time, so that’s a desperate need.”
Likely funded via local grants and emergency money, the multipurpose facility will be located near the primary school playground and across the driveway from the field house.