Trigg County officials cut the ribbon on co-curricular school building

Members of the Trigg County Chamber of Commerce, local government and public school system came together to cut the ribbon on the Trigg County Public Schools Co-Curricular Building on Thursday which is set to provide space for student extracurricular activities and sports.

After breaking ground for the building in March of 2022 the 32,000 square-foot building is complete with an indoor turf field, practice rooms and storage space. Trigg County Public Schools Superintendent, Bill Thorpe says the building will be home to multiple extracurricular activities such as archery, cheerleading, wrestling and more.

Thorpe says the extra space will ensure that there is enough room for students to have practice on campus. Another change Thorpe shared is that students will not have to travel off campus for practice and can just walk to the co-curricular building.

The building comes with permanent spaces for the wrestling and cheerleading teams. Thorpe says when they would typically practice, they would have to lay out mats and when practice was done the mats would have to be rolled back up to allow for other sports and activities to take place. With the new building they don’t have to start and end their practices by moving around mats.

Along with the co-curricular building, Thorpe says they also had renovations done to their football field restrooms, concessions and press box.

Before the ribbon was cut, members of local government shared their appreciation to those that made the building a reality. Along with expressing his thankfulness, Cadiz Mayor, Todd King presented Thorpe with a key to the city which is set to be displayed in the building.

Along with the mayor, Trigg County Judge Executive Stan Humphries shared that he wished something like the building existed when he was a student and that current students deserve to have the space.