The Hardy Pool draws large crowds for it Free Swim Days from Mingo and Pike counties. The Fourth of July marked the third such event since the pool’s reopening in early June. The facility had been closed for the past three years because a lack of funding by the Pike County Fiscal Court. It recently reopened under a private management contract. The Independence Day Free Swim Day was sponsored by the dental office of Dr. Joshua Leonard. Previously Free Swim Days were sponsored by Mark’s Auto Repair and Just Teasin’ and Tanning. Details on special events such as this can be found on the Hardy Pool Facebook page. The pool located in the Hardy Park about three miles from the intersection of U.S. 119 and Ky. 319. The pool is open Mondays through Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.