JESSAMINE CO., Ky. (LEX 18) — Whether you jumped, slid or just dipped your feet in, the pool was the place to be for families trying to stay cool during Sunday’s heat. No matter how they got in the water, many were happy to have the Riney-B Aquatic Center in Nicholasville as an option, as several public pools in other bluegrass counties remain closed this summer due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
"People need to have some kind of fun and some kind of relief from being at home and being stressed out all the time. So, I think it's really good that this place is open,” said Violet Tunnell.
Having fun didn't stop people from staying as safe as they could, wearing masks as they entered the pool area and trying to keep a distance from other groups.
"When there's not a whole lot of people in a certain area, we're going to go in,” said Tunnell. “We just want to keep our distance and stay safe as possible."
Other public pools open this summer include Scott County Parks & Recreation’s pavilion pool in Georgetown and the pools at Falling Springs Center in Versailles.