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mission statement

Our mission is to provide Barbourville and Knox County with the most economical and highest quality service available, whether it is the highest quality water, the most reliable electric or the most advanced telecommunications.


Internet provides a multitude of client-focused services

Citizens of Barbourville Online

In August of 1996, the Utility Commission, with encouragement from Union College, created Barbourville On-Line. This service was created to provide dial-up Internet access to the citizens of Barbourville and Knox County. Before Barbourville On-Line, Internet access was only available through a long distance phone call to either Lexington or Knoxville. BOL began providing Internet access to Union College through its Fiber-Optic network in August of 1996.

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From the ground up, we are your online business architects.

The Barbourville Utility Commission was created in Oct 1938

The Barbourville City Council for the purpose of purchasing the existing Electric System. Three (3) Commissioners are selected from the citizens of Barbourville by the Mayor and approved by the City Council. Each member serves a three (3) year term. The original commissioners were; J.M Wilson, Charles Jennings and Dr. B.P. Jones. J.R. “Jack” Wharton was hired as Superintendent.

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