Matt Lasley | GC News-Gazette The Leitchfield Utilities Commission discussed the efforts to improve road repairs on Thursday.

Matt Lasley | GC News-Gazette

The Leitchfield Utilities Commission discussed the efforts to improve road repairs on Thursday.

The Leitchfield Utilities Commission discussed the ongoing efforts by the utilities to improve patching roads during its regular meeting on Thursday, Dec. 21.

Utilities Commissioner Keith Jones and Utilities Attorney David Vickery both said they have noticed an improvement in the repairs performed on roads that recently underwent utility cuts.

Leitchfield Utilities Superintendent Dwight Embry said the utilities are working to improve the way they patch utility cuts, and will participate in classes on the subject that will be hosted by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet in cooperation with the University of Kentucky.

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Embry also said the utilities' new asphalt reheater has been put to good use recently. He cited two patches that were done on Clinton Street in which the asphalt had been stored and reheated.

By being able to reheat asphalt, Embry said, the utilities should be able to patch utility cuts throughout the winter, even if they do not have access to fresh asphalt from Scotty's Contracting & Stone.

In other business

•The Utilities Commission voted to begin paying Leitchfield Utilities' part-time employees overtime pay (time and a half) when they work on holidays.

Embry said he hopes doing so will provide more incentive for part-time employees to work on holidays.

•It was reported that the Kentucky Public Service Commission had performed a follow-up records inspection of the utilities' gas system, and, based on the report, no deficiencies were identified.

Matt Lasley | GC News-Gazette

The Leitchfield Utilities Commission discussed the efforts to improve road repairs on Thursday.