The Daviess County Fiscal Court is considering buying some riverfront property from the federal government. It's good news for boaters on the Ohio River.
Brian Chandler comes from a family of fisherman. He and his son work quickly this afternoon getting their boat ready for launch at English Park. The father and son are setting sail to compete in a bass fishing tournament. "I"m just looking forward to getting out here with my son and being able to fish. This will last four hours. There will be a lot of good boats here," said Chandler.
Chandler says it has been a long time since he launched his boat at Little Hurricane Boat Ramp in Daviess County. The ramp has been closed by the Core of Engineers for the last four years, but that could soon change. The Daviess County Fiscal Court has come up with an agreement to buy 20 acres of the property for 60 thousand dollars. The county says purchasing the property now would be wise. "It could be used as a public boat ramp. It could be used as a private boat ramp. Or also there might be some things we can do with it as far as economic development," said George Wathen, Daviess County Comissioner.