City Council recognizes community effort

March 14, 2015
Ruth “Anna” Hart spoke to the City Council on her deplorable living conditions.

Ruth “Anna” Hart spoke to the City Council on her deplorable
living conditions.

By David Stewart


For the Mountain Advocate

Barbourville City Council has agreed to allow Union College to use up to $5 million of its bonding ability to consolidate some older loans and perform remodeling improvements. The city will not be on the hook for any of the funds.

At March’s meeting, the budget for the city was approved at $4,739,916, and the new federally mandated flood plane was accepted.

Josh Callihan, public utility commission and Mayor David Thompson thanked “all service people because they worked very long hard hours in way below freezing temperatures.”

Callihan said, “Everyone pitched in, from the service people, state and county road workers, our magistrate in District 4, civilians, those with 4-wheelers, tractors, or 4-wheel drives, etc…”

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