Whitesburg approved for million-dollar loan for water tanks

The City of Whitesburg has been approved for more than a million dollars in loan funding to replace two outdated water tanks.

According to Gov. Andy Beshear’s office, Whitesburg will receive $1.1 million from the Kentucky Infrastructure Authority Fund F loan account. Whitesburg was one of five cities to receive approval for loans to update wastewater and sewer systems.

The total for loans approved in the action was $7,230,900.

Whitesburg Mayor James Wiley Craft says the money will help replace the outdated and leaking tanks in the city.

“I am absolutely delighted that KIA decided to help us with these water tank replacements,” Craft said in a statement issued through Beshear’s office. “They are outdated, leaking and costing the city money. And now we can use this loan to replace them and be on our way for another 20 to 30 years. This is a major step for our city.”

The other cities receiving funding were Lewisburg, Dawson Springs, Calvert City and Bardstown.