Community Feature

Bond Referendums: Voters Will Shape Davidson County Parks & Recreation’s Future

LEXINGTON- Director Thomas Marshburn has been very busy at the Davidson County Parks & Recreation Department. In addition to overseeing the usual business of the department, he has also put together two Parks and Recreation bonds for Davidson County voters to consider this fall. The two bond referendums that the citizens of Davidson County are being asked to consider include monies to bring Davidson County Parks & Recreation Department’s master plan to fruition. 

The first bond is a parks bond which includes 7.9 million dollars for capital improvements at existing parks and an additional 3 million dollars for building a recreation center at Hughes Park.  The capital improvements funds will also be used to upgrade lighting and continue to add playgrounds and splash pads similar to those at Bombay and Southmont Parks. Ballpark lighting will be upgraded at Southmont, Bombay, and Linwood Parks.

Bond Referendums: Voters Will Shape Davidson County Parks & Recreation’s Future

Aiden Blackwell: Big leaguer, Aaron Judge, makes a big impact on his life

LEXINGTON — Aaron Judge stands head and shoulders above fellow Major League Baseball players. Literally. Standing 6’ 7”, Judge is one of the tallest big hitters to have played the game. The 2017 American League home run leader and New York Yankee right-field superstar also stands tall to Davidson County’s Aiden Blackwell. Nine-year-old Aiden met Judge this past baseball season fulfilling his “Make-A-Wish” wish on September 14 during a home game against the Baltimore Orioles. Make-A-Wish arranges “wish” experiences for children with life-threatening medical conditions.

 

Aiden Blackwell: Big leaguer, Aaron Judge, makes a big impact on his life