It may or may not be a case of "Seniors Gone Wild," but the Russell County Commission wants to put a halt to some unsavory activities at its Senior Activity Center in Fort Mitchell.
Russell County Sheriff Tommy Boswell told the commission that there were reports of gunfire at the senior center during a recent social event at the center.
"Over the past several months, our department has on a number of occasions had to go to the Senior Activity Center at night for rowdy behavior and shots fired and things like that," Boswell said. "We had one two weeks ago where we had more than 300 people inside the facility and the cars were so many that they were parked down both sides of the driveway and on Highway 165. Extremely overcrowded, there was live band there and people were charging admission. In essence, it was a nightclub."
The county plans to revamp rules for the usage of the center to put it more in line with its mission -- providing daily activities for the county's elderly. Commissioners suggested additional rules for operation, a large deposit, a requirement for security, and other items.
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The sheriff, County Attorney Kenneth Funderburk and County Administrator LeAnn Horne were asked to make recommendations and return to the commission for study and/or approval.