Committee to be organized to honor Tony Dixon for homecoming
by W. Brian Hale
Sep 15, 2010 | 1715 views | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend | print
PARRISH — Parrish Mayor Wayne Gross called for a special committee to be formed to honor former Parrish and University of Kentucky standout Tony Dixon during the Oct. 8 homecoming festivities at Parrish High School.

Gross said he would like to see more than just a float in the homecoming parade to commemorate Dixon’s importance to Parrish, and would like to see ideas before the committee such as a luncheon and a banquet. Also mentioned was opening town hall to allow Parrish’s citizens to meet and speak with Dixon.

“Tony Dixon means so much to this town in what he has accomplished —both as a player and as a person,” Gross said. “By his actions, and by the way he has represented our town, he has given us so much. It’s time for us to give back.”

In other actions from the meeting:

•The definition of full time hours for Parrish town employees was voted upon following a clarification that less than 40 hours a week would be considered part time for the determination of state benefits. The motion passed unanimously.

•A motion to allow Landon Harbin as a reserve office for the Parrish Police Department was passed unanimously.

•Several discussions were made by Gross and the city council on police leaving their jurisdiction at night for dinner meals, vacation pay for town employees and insurance for the Parrish Volunteer Fire Department. The issues will be tabled for future meetings or town council workshops.

•Police Chief Nick Smith reported 42 arrests, 21 incident reports and 1 accident for the month of August.

•The Fire Department report included 6 medical calls, 2 downed trees and 250 gallons used in departmental operations.