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Changes underway at McKenzie

Things are changing in McKenzie, and in a good way.

In the football fieldhouse, the coaches' offices have new hardwood floors and head coach Miles Brown said more changes are in the works.

Those changes include new lockers and new flooring in the locker room.

&#8220The goal is to have the lockers in by the start of football season,” Brown said.

Brown said it has taken a lot of hard work to get the renovations underway, but with help from the Butler county Board of Education and many people throughout McKenzie, things are happening.

&#8220I've asked these guys to do a lot,” Brown said of his team, &#8220and they have taken a lot of pride in our facilities.”

&#8220We want to establish pride about ourselves and get back to the winning ways of McKenzie,” he said.

On Monday, Board of Education Superintendent Mike Looney will be at the McKenzie City Council meeting to discuss the proposed sales tax increase to help fund renovations to the county's schools and Brown said such a tax hike will benefit everyone in the county, including McKenzie.

&#8220Academically, this is the best thing we have ever done,” Brown said of the proposal. &#8220Any way we can invest in our future is a great thing.”

As for any other changes or improvements in the McKenzie athletic department, Brown said he is working everyday to make sure his players have the best because they deserve the best.

&#8220I have a few projects I want to see done, but we'll just have to wait and see,” Brown said.