GCMS football locker room cleared to reopen

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By Paul Gable

The Grant County Middle School football team can return to its locker room following an inspection and approval by the Northern Kentucky Health Department on June 17, according to Emily Gresham Wherle, public information manager for the Northern Kentucky Health Department.

The facility had been closed for a week after a control fuse in the pump station blew, causing the sewer to back up into the locker room. This is the second incident within the last five years.

Upon entering the facility, head coach Jamey Dalzell found the facility uninhabitable for his team, and locked the door before calling Carl Howe, district maintenance supervisor.

According to superintendent Michael Hibbett, maintenance workers sprayed the facility with a hose and put a note on the door stating the facility was closed.

During the course of several days last week, the facility, which housed weight equipment, shoulder pads, jerseys, helmets and several thousands of dollars worth of equipment, was disinfected.