, Corbin, KY

Local News

July 16, 2014

$8.6 million loan for CUC upgrade approved

Sewer rates to be increased from 75 cents to $1 per 1,000 gallons

CORBIN — The Corbin Utilities Commission has been approved for a loan, which will go towards their wastewater treatment plant flow upgrade project.

The amount of the loan is $8,684,115, and comes to the CUC from the Clean Water State Revolving Loan Fund, through the Kentucky Infrastructure Authority (KIA) and the Kentucky Division of Water.

CUC Board members voted to accept and approve the loan during a special board meeting, held last Thursday afternoon.

“The money from the loan will be used to increase the flow to the sewer plant during high rainfall events, to be able to hold the water, then pump it back into the plant when it can accept it after the rainfall,” CUC General Manager Ron Herd said Tuesday.

He added the upgrade project would help with areas of the city that experience overflows during heavy rains, such as Master Street.

Along with the $8.6 loan, the principle forgiveness will be $868,412. The interest rate for the 20-year loan will be 0.75 percent, due to the Median Household Income of the area.

To create enough revenue to pay for the loan, Herd said the CUC’s sewer rates will have to be increased.

He mentioned the monthly increase would be anywhere from 75 cents to $1 per 1,000 gallons.

“If a house uses 5,000 gallons a month, the bill would go up about $5 a month. But most houses don’t use that much,” Herd noted, adding the planned sewer rate increase has not been voted on as of yet.

He said that another $300,000 to $1 million could be needed for the project, depending on construction costs.

Also at last Thursday’s meeting, no action was taken on an engineering agreement with GRW Engineers for the wastewater treatment plant’s flow upgrade project. Herd said the CUC will have to advertise a request for qualifications of engineering firms to do the project, which is in order to meet the requirements of the loan.

GRW Engineering has done preliminary engineering on the project.

In his General Manager’s Report, Herd said negotiations continue between Kentucky Utilities (KU) and 12 municipal customers — including the CUC — on contract changes filed by KU at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. He brought up several power supply options due to the termination of contracts with KU are continuing to be pursued by the group, referred to as the “Kentucky Municipals.”

“KU tried to get us to rescind our termination, but it wasn’t successful,” he stated.

The July meeting was originally scheduled for Tuesday, but due to a board member being out of town that day was moved to last Thursday, in order to get out financial information.

Text Only
Local News
  • Cannon man indicted for rape

    By John L. Ross
    Staff Writer
    A Cannon man facing first-degree rape and other charges has now been indicted in this case.

    July 28, 2014

  • Knox grand jury indicts accused store burglar

    By John L. Ross
    Staff Writer
    A man facing several charges in connection with the burglary of Cope’s Market was indicted Friday in Knox County Circuit Court.

    July 28, 2014

  • Man accused of Woodbine shooting appears in court

    By John L. Ross
    Staff Writer
    A Woodbine man indicted for first-degree assault after allegedly shooting a man in the face appeared in Knox County Circuit Court Friday for a pre-trial conference.

    July 28, 2014

  • TODAY'S HEADLINES, July 28, 2014

    Cannon man indicted for rape: Charges include theft for reportedly taking the victim’s car

    Knox grand jury indicts accused store burglar

    Man accused of Woodbine shooting appears in court

    So Far, So Good: North Laurel Coach Chris Larkey pleased with the way his team is looking

    The Next Step: Jerry Herron's Williamsburg Yellow Jackets have high hopes of winning a state title


    July 28, 2014

  • 0726 thunderbolt for web.jpg Tales of the Thunderbolt

    The soft whistle of a flute floated through the room as audience members listened in awe to tales of the Thunderbolt people.

    July 27, 2014 1 Photo

  • Jaynes sentenced to 20 years for murder

    A hush swept across the Knox County Circuit courtroom Friday afternoon — all that was heard was the jangle of ankle shackles hitting the bare floor as convicted murderer Angela Jaynes approached the podium for her official sentencing hearing.

    July 27, 2014

  • Five people indicted for murder

    Five people arrested in connection with the May shooting death of 29-year-old Donald Mills were all officially charged with the murder on two separate indictments Friday in Knox County Circuit Court.

    July 27, 2014

  • Man in court for stealing from Bingham Tire

    A Pineville man charged with stealing more than $125,000 in inventory from Bingham Tire in Barbourville over a two-year period appeared Friday before Judge Gregory Lay in Knox County Circuit Court.

    July 27, 2014

  • POLICE ROUNDUP: Sheriff’s office searching for wanted London man

    A London man has found himself on the Laurel County Sheriff Department’s most wanted list, according to Laurel County Sheriff John Root.
    Detective Billy Madden is searching for Jamie Elam, 34.

    July 27, 2014

  • 0725 Honor Guard FOR WEB.jpg Hundreds attend military funeral service for Dirk Shelton

    Whenever America needed him, Staff Sergeant Dirk Thomas Shelton always answered the call.

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

Front page
Featured Ads
AP Video
Raw: 2 Shells Hit Fuel Tank at Gaza Power Plant Raw: Massive Explosions From Airstrikes in Gaza Giant Ketchup Bottle Water Tower Up for Sale Easier Nuclear Construction Promises Fall Short Kerry: Humanitarian Cease-fire Efforts Continue Raw: Corruption Trial Begins for Former Va Gov. The Carbon Trap: US Exports Global Warming UN Security Council Calls for Gaza Cease-fire Traditional African Dishes Teach Healthy Eating 13 Struck by Lightning on Calif. Beach Baseball Hall of Famers Inducted Israel, Hamas Trade Fire Despite Truce in Gaza Italy's Nibali Set to Win First Tour De France Raw: Shipwrecked Concordia Completes Last Voyage Raw: Sea Turtle Hatchlings Emerge From Nest Raw: Massive Dust Storm Covers Phoenix 12-hour Cease-fire in Gaza Fighting Begins Raw: Bolivian Dancers Attempt to Break Record Raw: Israel, Palestine Supporters Rally in US Raw: Air Algerie Flight 5017 Wreckage
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter