NEWS OUT FRANKFORT IS CREATING A BIG SPLASH! A NEW POOL IS SCHEDULED TO OPEN IN TWO WEEKS! BUT LEADERS AT THE PARK ARE WAITING ON A WATER SLIDE TO ARRIVE…AND AS JORDAN VILLINES TELLS US, IF IT DOESN’T MAKE IT ON TIME IT COULD DELAY THE OPENING. IT’S A STORY THAT’S NEW AT 5-30. “its been a long time coming.””i think its going to be kind of like someone seeing the grand canyon for the first time there’s going to be a lot of ahhhs.” IT MAY NOT BE A MILE DEEP LIKE THE GRAND CANYON…..THE DEEPEST PART HERE IS 12 FEET. BUT AQUATICS DIRECTOR LARRY MONTGOMERY IS EXCITED ABOUT THIS PROJECT. HE SAYS THIS NEW FACILITY COST ABOUT FIVE MILLION DOLLARS IN BONDING MONEY. OVER TIME THE OLD POOL…… BUILT ON THIS SAME SPOT IN 1957….. DEVELOPED SOME MAJOR PLUMBING PROBLEMS. “we we’re a run jump in the pool swim jump off diving board what we had in the past.” THE NEW POOL COMES WITH A LAZY RIVER….AN INFINITY POOL…..AND A CLIMBING WALL…..AND WHEN YOU REACH THE TOP YOU CAN FALL RIGHT IN. “now we can accommadate much more which families are seeking.” MONTGOMERY EXPECTS 800 PEOPLE IN HERE DAILY. BUT THERE IS ONE ISSUE FROM KEEPING HIS OPENING DATE AFLOAT. “one hurdle we have right now is the delivery of the slides coming it has to be inspected part of the final state inspections.” IF NOT… THE JULY FIRST GRAND OPENING MAY BE PUSHED BACK. “its pretty critical that we get that.” IT TOOK ABOUT TEN YEARS TO GET TO THIS POINT AND YOU CAN SEE THERE IS MORE WORK TO DO. BUT MONTGOMERY IS JUST GLAD PEOPLE DON’T HAVE TO GO OUT OF TOWN TO HAVE SUMMERTIME FUN. “now they don’t have to drive to georgetown or versailles they have it right here in their own community.” Jordan Vilines, WKYT. THE NEW AQUATICS CENTER WILL BRING ABOUT SIXTY NEW JOBS TO THE BLUEGRASS.