For the first time since it was built in the mid-1950’s, Barbourville’s flood wall is now nationally certified to protect the town from a flood. Had the flood wall not passed its recent inspection, residents, and businesses could have seen a hike in insurance costs across the city.

Barbourville Utilities monitors and manages the community's flood wall, complying with federal regulations for inspection and offering public monitoring of Cumberland River levels on this website.

Read the full story on the Mountain Advocate website.