One of my favorite books is “Oak Hill”, a record of William Draffen’s loving attempt to capture the magic of Calvert City’s history. In this labor of love, Mr. Draffen records a brief conversation between Mr. John Tichenor and Calvert City’s founder, Mr. Potilla Calvert in which Mr. Calvert challenges Mr. Tichenor, “If you ever drink out of Cypress Creek you’ll never leave Calvert City.” A fact for those of us who have drunk, we well understand!
There is no place, anywhere near this place, quite like this place. Calvert City surely is the best place to live, play, and work. Just ask the young and old who play in our parks. Ask the members of the Calvert City “Streetwalkers” and they will give testimony to the quality walking trails and sidewalks. Go ahead, check out our library, our schools, and our places of worship — all of which reflect quality!
With excitement, I tell you that Calvert City’s quality continues to improve. The tennis courts, the 18-hole disc golf course, the Memorial Park fountain, and the new multi-use trail provide an excellent opportunity for many residents to enjoy the quality of life. Add to that, the addition of the Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park to our City and the newly acquired Kentucky Dam Airport and you have opportunities only limited by our vision. See why in Calvert City, young and old alike, sing praises to the “City of Opportunities”.
Wanting opportunities to continue and desiring to expand social and economic norms, Calvert City’s government continues infrastructure development and explores new methods of attractiveness. So, you will find us restoring and building. You’ll hear of environmental plans for a new water treatment plant that will provide purity for Mr. Calvert’s “Cypress Creek” drinking water.
That is Calvert City—a city of unique opportunity. After sixty-nine years of residency, I believe, like Mr. Calvert, that our secret is in the water. So, I invite you to drink with us!