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Liberty City Council Looking At Flooding Solutions

Posted at 6:15 PM, Feb 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-08 18:15:54-05

CASEY COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)– After two major floods in the last ten years, the Liberty City Council is looking at ways to stop that from happening again.

Major flooding caused one restaurant, The Village, to close for 30 days in 2010.

In 2015, owner John Rigney said they were hit again.

“We had about two foot of water in here. Pretty devastating for a few days,” said Rigney.

It wasn’t just his restaurant, many businesses along Wallace Wilkinson Boulevard were impacted too. Now the city is looking at several options of how it can stop the Green River from flooding and affecting so many.

A report from the Army Corps of Engineering lays out several options, a flood wall, removing a bridge, adding culverts. The city’s mayor tells LEX 18 that they’ll have to determine costs before moving forward.

Quincy Burt with Galilean Home Ministries said their Trading Post store was closed for nine weeks after the 2010 flood. He said that any step towards a solution is for the best.

The city council will discuss moving forward to determine the cost of each prevention plan at their meeting on Monday night at 5 p.m.