The county has been given a deadline by the Lincoln Heritage Council of Jan. 31st to make a decision if it wants to make an offer to purchase Wildcat Hollow Boy Scout Camp.

Early in 2018, after finding out the camp was for sale once again, Judge Executive Logan Chick charged a committee, made up of magistrates, to look into the possibility of the county making an offer to buy the property. At that time the Lincoln Heritage Council said for the county to take its time in making a decision. No news has come out of the meetings held by the committee and most discussion about the purchase has been conducted behind closed doors in executive session under possible land acquisition.

When the camp went up for sale in 2017, the Logan County Fiscal Court had made an offer of $1.1 million, however, less than one month later the court backed up and rescinded the decision due to community concern over lack of planning.

"The Boy Scouts want to know by the end of this month if we are in or out," said Bouldin at the Tuesday, Jan. 9th meeting of the fiscal court. "In February they are going another route."

The Lincoln Heritage Council owns the 758-acre property in northern Logan County which sets beside a lake owned by The City of Russellville. This camp has been used by the scouts for decades, however, over the past several of those years, the camp has been allowed to fall into disrepair.

The property was acquired by the Audubon Council in 1968, subsequently the Shawnee Trails Council, and acquired by the Lincoln Heritage Council in 2012 who serves 64 counties in four states: Kentucky, Indiana, Illinois, and Tennessee. A local group of businessmen began a crusade to get the camp up and running.

The lack of population growth and the idea this property could provide a plethora of activities for the community has been the draw for some on the court. Magistrate Thomas Bouldin has been a leading supporter of the purchase. Other members of the court, such as Barry Joe Wright, are very skeptical because there are no concrete plans of what to do with the property if it were bought. Judge Chick is skittish on the idea because he doesn't know how much it would cost to maintain the property if the county owned it.