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Crittenden County to Develop New Sewage Plant

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  The first phase in developing a new wastewater plant is underway in Crittenden County. The Kentucky Infrastructure Authority meets Thursday to approve a $587 thousand dollar loan to begin phase one for the new sewer system. Marion mayor Mickey Alexander says the Division of Water insisted the city start now.

“ Although we believed we should have a few more years before we started, we thought that under the present financial environment, that there was probably no better time to borrow the money than now, so we decided to go ahead and apply for the loan and develop the plans to develop the plant,” says Alexander.

According to the Mayor the first reading for the plan took place at the May 16th City Council meeting where the group reviewed the environmental assessment and discussed a payment plan. The Mayor says the city will not raise rates, rather add an assessment to the water bill. The plan is designed so that constituents will pay based on usage rather than flat rates.

Nicole Erwin is a Murray native and started working at WKMS during her time at Murray State University as a Psychology undergraduate student. Nicole left her job as a PTL dispatcher to join the newsroom after she was hired by former News Director Bryan Bartlett. Since, Nicole has completed a Masters in Sustainable Development from Monash University in Melbourne, Australia where she lived for 2 1/2 years.
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