Cave City bar donates to fire department

CAVE CITY, Ky.- Cave City first responders are getting support from an unexpected place. The owners of a newly opened dive bar are giving back to the people who risk their lives to keep the community safe.

Leticia Cline is one of the owners at The Dive in Cave City. It’s a bar that opened back in May and sits just blocks away from the Cave City Police and Fire Departments. Cline had the idea to form a relationship with her new neighbors. So, she gave them donuts.

“These guys risk their lives every day, and they help serve and protect especially us as female bar owner. They really have our back, so we kind of wanted to have their too,” said Cline.

On a hot Saturday morning, officers and firefighters geared up to stuff their faces with donuts and win the $1,000 prize for their department.

“There was some banter back and forth between the fire department and the police department. Actually, the police department brought out a secret weapon, which was the k-9 dog as a joke,” said Cline.

In the end Cave City Fire department narrowly won the competition. As a volunteer department, the Sergeant say’s they’re always in need of a little extra help.

“All the donations and stuff like that, we don’t take it out and just blow it. We use it for the fire department to buy equipment and different things that that we need,” said Sgt. Doug Hatcher, Cave City Fire Department.

It’s not the first time The Dive’s owners have done their part to help their community. In fact, they spent the last week organizing events to give back.

“We just want to continue to give back. We did that event at the same time we had three days of events where we donated to a person who passed away. We donated to his family and funeral expenses. We raised about $2,500 for that. We also did an event where we raised money for Shelter Barren County, which is a homeless shelter,” said Cline.

Best Donuts in Glasgow donated the donuts for the competition, and Cracker Barrel donated coffee and OJ.