FRANKFORT, Ky. – Governor Andy Beshear on Friday announced the approval of two project loans from the Kentucky Infrastructure Authority (KIA), which is attached to the Department for Local Government (DLG), to improve sanitation systems and sanitation in the towns of Bedford and Pinville.

“Every city and county in Kentucky should have reliable sewage and wastewater systems,” Beshear said. “I am happy that these two cities can make the necessary updates and provide more reliable service to their communities.”

DLG Commissioner and KIA Board Chairman Dennis Keene stressed the importance of these projects for the betterment of local communities. “Our goal is to provide resources to local governments so that they can better serve everyone in the Commonwealth,” Keene said. “With today’s projects, we are helping provide reliable service to over 1,000 Kentuckians.”

Bedford
The Town of Bedford has received approval for a loan of $ 909,500 from Fund A for the Bedford Wastewater System Improvement Project. With the loan, the city will replace three obsolete sewage pumping stations. These upgrades will extend station life, prevent system overflow, and ensure uninterrupted access to water for 320 customers, including Trimble County High School and Elementary School.

“I really appreciate KIA for understanding the issues we had with our system and helping us resolve this issue as it will be great for the community,” said Bedford Mayor Joe Robinson. “I am so excited about this project and I want to thank KIA, Clay Kelly, Danielle Story and Justin Carter for their help in approving this loan.”

Pineville
The Town of Pineville has received approval for a loan of $ 2,454,000 from Fund A for the Virginia Avenue / Courthouse Square utility replacement project. The city will use the funding to separate existing storm and sanitary sewer systems in the area surrounding the courthouse, serving 802 clients. Upon completion of the work, the City will construct and install approximately 4,430 linear feet of gravity sewer line and 4,088 linear feet of storm sewer, new storm sewer inlets, new curbs and gutters, and replace existing sidewalks.

“We are delighted to launch this project after years of hard work,” said Pineville Mayor Scott Madon. “It is particularly satisfying and rewarding in these difficult times and we really appreciate Governor Beshear and everyone at DLG and KIA for their help in making this project happen.”



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