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EIS approves drawings for T.K. Stone pool

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By Kelly Cantrall

Swimmers in Elizabethtown Independent Schools could be in a newly renovated facility by next year.

The Elizabethtown Independent Schools board unanimously approved final drawings and updated construction documents for the renovation of the pool at T.K. Stone Middle School at the board’s regular Monday meeting.

The district hopes to have the new pool facility completed by the beginning of the next swim season in the fall, said Nate Huggins, associate superintendent for student and support services.

The drawings and construction documents will be sent to the city of Elizabethtown and the Kentucky Department of Education for approval, and then the board will begin accepting construction bids for the project.

The renovation of the facility includes an extension of the building, an expansion of the pool from six lanes to eight, locker rooms will be moved upstairs and an enclosed walkway will be added between the pool and the school’s gym, Huggins said.

“It will be virtually a brand new pool,” he said.

The total cost of the project is about $3.2 million. It is scheduled to begin in February if the board accepts construction bids in time, he said.

Kelly Cantrall can be reached at (270) 505-1747 or kcantrall@thenewsenterprise.com.