Progress to alleviate flooding in and around the south side of Kenton was made Thursday.
According to information from Assistant Hardin County Engineer Trent Bass, crews worked in the area off of South Main Street at the entrance to the city on the south side to conduct open ditch work and remove brush east of State Route 31 and the river. They will also bore through CSX Railroad to lay a pipe to drain water. An additional pipe will run parallel to a spur that serves Graphic Packaging and will take water to a 19,000 cubic foot retention pond that will be located on the south side of Letson Avenue between Graphic Packaging and the railroad.
The project was petitioned by the city of Kenton in 2017 and was approved by the Hardin County Commissioners in October of 2019.
In addition to alleviating flooding, the work will also give improved curb appeal in the area.
The project is expected to be completed June 30 of this year.