Kentucky Water Towers to Depict American Saddlebreds
RELEASE: September 24, 2008
AUTHOR/ADMINISTRATOR: By Jessica Fisher
Two water towers in Shelby County will soon showcase its biggest tourist attraction—American Saddlebreds, as reported by Nathan L. McBroom in the Shelbyville (Kentucky) Sentinel-News
The Shelbyville Water and Sewer Commission voted Monday night, September 15, 2008, to allow the Shelbyville Horse Show to paint Saddlebred murals on the water towers in downtown Shelbyville and at Weissinger Hills Golf Course.
The Horse Show will paint the murals on the towers at its expense.
also noted that Tom Doyle, the manager of the commission, said the agreement benefits the commission and the community: Taxpayers don't have to pay to have the towers repainted, and more people will be made aware of the prominence of the Saddlebred industry as they pass by the towers.
Though already approved, the agreement, out of courtesy, was announced to Shelby County Fiscal Court on Tuesday, September 16, and will be announced to Shelbyville City Council on Thursday night, September 18.
The tower that currently reads "Shelbyville—Weissinger Hills" will be replaced by pictures of riders competing on Saddlebreds.
Work will begin immediately on that tower, with completion this fall, and the downtown tower, which is currently a shade of aqua, will be painted next year.
Shelbyville resident and owner of Undulata Farm, Edward R. "Hoppy" Bennett, said the towers exemplify his life's two passions: Saddlebred horses and Shelby County. He said he wants the murals to carry a sense of pride deep into the heart of the community. "It's for the entire community," he said. "I want it to be something everyone can be proud of."
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