August 29, 2014

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Bluegrass Pipeline focused on kitchen-table discussions

BILL LAWSON

By Bill Lawson and Michael McMahon

For the last three months, representatives of Bluegrass Pipeline have been meeting in the homes of landowners in 13 Kentucky counties to discuss the project and the prospect of purchasing an easement, which is the right to use a narrow strip of land for installation of the underground pipeline.

We’re getting to know people and are beginning to become a part of the communities ranging from Williamstown and Georgetown to Frankfort and Elizabethtown. To date, we have purchased easements for more than 60 percent of the route, and our ongoing community grant program is helping with a variety of projects including animal shelter expansions, community beautification and funding for life-saving equipment at volunteer fire departments.