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Christian County Board Denies Indoor Gun Range Request


The County Board room was packed Tuesday night for the Christian County Board meeting as people both for and against a membership only indoor gun range outside of Taylorville showed up to hear the Board’s decision. Mike Moliske, president of Whitetails Unlimited, says the reason behind why they want the indoor gun range is because there is nowhere local to shoot:

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Attorney Gordon Gates, who represented those opposed, says they were not opposed so much to the idea of the indoor gun range but rather the proposed location of it:

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After a near 30 minute discussion, the County Board denied the request for the indoor gun range by a final vote of 12-4.


The Christian County Board heard an update on the request made by Taylorville Mayor Greg Brotherton to amend the ordinance in regards to Enterprise Zone incentives to allow the City to give the same incentives as the County is allowed to. Board Member Laura Wilkinson says the Executive Committee continues to look into the matter:

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Wilkinson said the Committee tabled the matter until more answers are provided and until attorneys review a possible ordinance revision.

The meeting adjourned at 7:27pm.


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