One particular club that I have a real fondness for is the Wheat State Treasure Hunters. They are a big part of the Wichita, Kansas community, giving metal detecting programs to those living there as well as elsewhere in the state . They also adopted a local park and once a month members meet to help maintain it. Anyway I became aware a while back that their program this month was going to be a talk by the State Archaeologist, but what really got my attention was his name. Dr.Robert Hoard. Seriously? Hoard?
After the meeting Steve Ukena, president of the Wheat State group, gave a summary of the talk on their website and I wanted to interject my thoughts (I do this with Steve’s approval).
His complete summary can be found here:
LOUISVILLE NEEDS HELP
There was a comment to my post of July 31st from Eddie Black. Eddie, as I am sure many of you already know, has been fighting the powers to be in Louisville, Kentucky, to overturn a ban on metal detecting in the city parks there.
He asked “Wonder why Louisville has not received help with parks Dept. banning metal detecting. Is this a no win situation?” His question is a valid one, especially since the Task Force, back in the spring of 2013, was supposedly on top of the situation. I followed up Eddie’s comment with three more of my own, trying to prod an answer out of them but apparently they are too busy. So let me try once more here and now to see if someone might take a few minutes to answer Eddie and the rest of the tekkies in the Louisville area.