Committee suggests Tri-City's should ...

Committee suggests Tri-City's should merge utilities

There are 9 comments on the Harlan Daily Enterprise story from Jul 16, 2010, titled Committee suggests Tri-City's should merge utilities. In it, Harlan Daily Enterprise reports that:

NOLA SIZEMORE/Harlan Daily Enterprise Kentucky Rural Water Association representative Joe Burns made a presentation to members of the Lynch City Council recommended they consolidate their utilities with Cumberland and Benham to form one utility commission.

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Harrodsburg, KY

#1 Jul 16, 2010
All these ideas sound good, but in the long run it will cost big bucks to merge these utilities. If the commission assumes the city's debt, we still owe it, plus the cost of a new water and sewage plant. It wil take tanks, lines, controls and valves also. It is expensive to maintain now, but don't be fooled people. Benham and Lynch together don't have as many customers as Cumberland. They have no businesses or commercial customers. You won't add enough revenue to do any good. The state wants less plants to cut it's cost. They don't care about what it cost us. You can bet that rates will go up no matter what. Now you people print this and put it on the wall. I want to say that I told you so when your rates double and triple after this money saving merger.

London, KY

#2 Jul 17, 2010
why would anyone in their right minds want 2 merge with benham and lynch? benham power is nothing but a rip off,its sad when your electric bill there is higher than your rent.

Harrodsburg, KY

#3 Jul 18, 2010
Joe Burns was sent by the state to sell us a line of bullshit and make sure we combine services. These people knoew little about what is best for us nor do they care. We will have to foot the bill for their big ideas. If they want all this shit, let them pay for it!

United States

#4 Jul 22, 2010
great now the bills gonna be even higher
ashley judd

London, KY

#5 Jul 22, 2010
one three layered craphole,brilliant.where's the off ramp to hillbilly heaven?

Harrodsburg, KY

#6 Aug 11, 2010
If people think that 1 million dollars the state keeps waving around is going to do this project, then they better wake up. That is just a drop in the bucket. Cumberland spent almost 3.5 million in 1984 to get the water plant painted and 3 dry wells drilled! LOL People here think that a million dollars is going to put the area back on it's feet, build water and sewage plants and tie it all together. I doubt that a million will even see a shovel of dirt moved. I'd say 7 to 10 million might be more in the ballpark. Where is the rest comming from? You'll see when this starts. That is not to mention that the cities will no longer have the water nad sewer money to pay cops, and everything else they now use those funds for. Those rates will increase as well. Where is the study that we payed for . It was hidden to prevent us from learning the truth!

Harrodsburg, KY

#7 Sep 19, 2010
The problem is that it will be the same tired old bunch running this that has run everything around here into the ground!!!!! The big question they have is, what's in it for me and my family????

Harrodsburg, KY

#8 Sep 19, 2010
Why don't they merge police, garbage and fire dept's? That should be much simpler and also save money.

Harrodsburg, KY

#9 Nov 22, 2010
yes,everybody buy into the merger,because you will be paying higher waterbills and higher taxes,the 1 million the state grant is a drop in the bucket,get your pocket books ready.....

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