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Hearing set on proposal to close Lovelaceville Water Co.

Scheduled for Sept. 17 in Paducah

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Sept. 8, 2014) — The Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC) will hold a hearing on Wednesday, Sept. 17, to consider the proposed discontinuation of service by Lovelaceville Water Co.

drinking waterLovelaceville Water, which serves about 40 or 50 customers in northeast Ballard County, in March asked the PSC for approval to abandon the system. Citing the deteriorating physical and financial condition of the water system, the company said it was no longer feasible to continue operations. Efforts to find another operator for the utility have been unsuccessful, the company said.

The evidentiary hearing on the matter will begin at 10 a.m. ET at the PSC office, 211 Sower Boulevard in Frankfort. Public comments will be taken prior to the formal portion of the hearing.

In order to allow Lovelaceville customers to participate without having to travel to Frankfort, the PSC is making the hearing available via videoconference in Paducah at the Kentucky Department of Transportation District One Office 5501 Kentucky Dam Road (US Highway 62), Paducah. The hearing also can be viewed live on the PSC website, psc.ky.gov.

PSC will conduct an informational meeting at 6:30 p.m. CDT on Sept. 16 in the Lovelaceville United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 143 N. Broadway.

PSC’s abandonment request and other documents in the case are available on the PSC website, psc.ky.gov. The case number is 2014-00136. The PSC is an independent agency attached for administrative purposes to the Energy and Environment Cabinet. It regulates more than 1,500 gas, water, sewer, electric and telecommunication utilities operating in Kentucky and has approximately 85 employees.