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Matheny helps library with Scout project

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By The Staff

Luke Matheny of Boy Scout Troop 687 selected Ridgway Memorial Library for his Eagle Scout Project.

The project involved construction of an outdoor patio and sidewalk behind the library.

The area will serve as an outdoor sitting area. The project involved excavating out the area, pouring concrete for a 14 x 20 foot patio and a 20 foot long sidewalk and creating a new landscaped area with plantings and lava rock.

Three benches were also refurbished as a part of the work performed.

The project was performed in three sessions in September and October of 2008

Luke’s scout masters are Chad Cummings and Mike Logsdon of Troop 687.

Troop 687 meets at Summit Hills Baptist Church in Hillview on Tuesday nights.

The following Scouts helped with the project: Mike Cummings, Isaac Heines, Forrest Jenkins, Dustin Deindoerfer, Jason Hand, and Dillon Sims.

Additionally Luke’s dad, Richard Matheny and brothers, Matt and Steven, helped with the project.

Luke had expertise donated by Louis Amshoff who taught the scouts how to work concrete by setting up forms, pouring and finishing concrete and cleaning up after the job.

Bobcat work and debris hauling was provided by Jeff Robard of Jeff Robards Construction.

Supplies were also generously donated by the following businesses of Bullitt County: Quality Stone & Ready Mix- Concrete and Rock Donation ; Stout’s Building Center- Wood supplies, hardware and paint; Kentucky Solite Corporation- Lava Rock for landscaping; Country Corner Greenhouse- Landscaping plants; Jeff Robards Construction-Bobcat operator and dump truck; and Louis Amshoff, Inc. -Concrete work and instruction.