By LARRY VAUGHT
So many of you have reached out with comments in various ways after my recent story about the death of 4-year-old Marco Shemwell after he was hit by a car leaving Kroger Field when Kentucky played Murray State.
Vaughtsviews.com contributing writer Keith Peel had a suggestion I wanted to share. Not only did I really like it, but I think you will and it seems to me that is a terrific way to remember Marco Shemwell.
“Wouldn’t it be great if UK took a small area outside of Kroger Field that they could develop into a children’s play area or park with swings and things to climb on that kids could use before and after the football games and name it Marco Shemwell Park,” Peel said.
” I’m sure fans would donate, and most likely Kroger and probably other corporate sponsors would also. It could be something to help the family and others remember Marco by for years to come. Just a thought but if (athletics director) Mitch Barnhart got his staff behind it they could make it happen.”
I think Peel is right. Maybe someone at UK already has such a plan — or something similar — in process. If not, I truly think UK fans would totally support this.
Another reader, Jim Wise, made another suggestion.