Main line water break dumped 700K gallons of water on Hazard streets
A 40-year-old water line leading to the Liberty Street water tank burst last Thursday evening. The leak dumped 700,000 gallons of water onto Liberty Street and Main Street. Mayor Jimmy Lindon praised the quick actions of the public works department, HPD, and HFD. As of Friday morning, water levels have returned to normal at the water tank.
By TJ Caudill
HAZARD—Hazard Mayor Jimmy Lindon is praising the quick actions of the public works department, Hazard Police Department and Hazard Fire Department after a 12-inch main line water break in Hazard Thursday evening.
“They didn’t miss a beat. They did a great job. They worked until they got the job done,” Lindon said. Fiscal Court faces hard economic times By TJ Caudill
Economic issues facing the region hit hard for the Perry County Fiscal Court on Tuesday, as the court approved beginning the process of issuing $2.5 million in bonds to pay for roads and other projects.
In the court’s regular meeting on Tuesday, Perry County Judge-Executive Scott Alexander said the $2.5 million will go toward helping the fiscal court resurface county roads, projects and equipment. The court approved holding first reading of a measure which, if approved on second reading, will result in those bonds being issued.