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Santa to visit Neon on motorcycle


Santa Claus will visit Fleming-Neon on a Harley-Davidson this year.

With Christmas celebrations being scaled back due to the COVID-19 virus, the City of Fleming-Neon and the Seventh Sons Motorcycle Club will sponsor a Christmas celebration at 6 p.m., Friday, December 18. Fifty fruit baskets, along with other treats, will be provided by the council and the city, and people will pick them up at the city stage. After Santa finishes giving out fruit baskets, the Seventh Sons will move on to their clubhouse in McRoberts.

The council was not clear about whether COVID-19 precautions will be in place.

Longtime Councilman James D. Collins presided over Monday’s meeting of the Fleming-Neon City Council in the absence of Mayor Susie Polis. Polis was injured in a fall at her home in Neon and is still recovering.

The council voted unanimously to continue with its current insurance plan for city employees and employees of the Fleming-Neon Water Department for the coming year. City Clerk Janice Banks told the council that the plan is the best one available for the cost. Banks said there were less expensive plans but they didn’t have the same coverage and called for higher employee deductibles. The price for the insurance plan increased by 8.8 percent for an annual per-employee cost of $6,562.05, up from $6,306.66 last year.

The council also signed a 20-year franchise agreement with Kentucky Power Company to provide electrical power to the city and to allow Kentucky Power to use transmission lines in the city to move electrical power.

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