New city ordinance will allow golf carts to be used in town

By: Greg Robinson Email
By: Greg Robinson Email

Sometimes the small things matter the most, at least that's what one southeastern Kentucky mayor had to say about a new ordinance his city passed.

Williamsburg Mayor Roddy Harrison has a dream for his city like any good mayor should, but his vision for Williamsburg might include something you wouldn't expect,” Williamsburg Mayor Roddy Harrison said.

Mayor Harrison wanted to help the folks of Williamsburg slow down and he got the idea to use golf carts while vacationing.

“The biggest thing was my trip down to Myrtle Beach. When I saw how people responded to each other and it just looked so cozy and that's what I envision for Williamsburg and I hope that's what happens,” Mayor Harrison said.

Until recently, a Kentucky Statute prevented the use of a golf cart outside of a five mile radius of a golf course.

When the law changed Mayor Harrison acted to change his city's ordinance as well.

“We all got together and looked at other ordinances that other towns had and kind of meshed them together and city council got behind it and I appreciated that and the townsfolk are behind it and everybody is talking about wanting one,” Mayor Harrison said.

Even though his dream may seem like a small one, he hopes that these golf carts can help make his close community even closer.

Not only are these things a lot of fun they are economical too. Mayor Harrison says he's only spent 37 dollars in gas since he got his golf cart in June.

Williamsburg is not the only city in the state to pass new ordinances allowing the use of golf carts in town.

Winchester and Georgetown have similar ordinances.

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