▪ Kentucky American Water held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the company’s new filtration building at its Richmond Road Station water treatment plant. The new $15 million facility replaces a filter building at the site that was built in 1924.
The Kentucky Public Service Commission authorized construction of the new facility in December 2014 as the most cost-effective way to address the older filtration building’s structural and operational challenges. Construction on the new facility began in February 2015 and it became operational last month.
The Richmond Road Station, with a treatment capacity of 25 million gallons per day, is one of three water treatment plants owned and operated by the company. The company’s other water treatment facilities are located on the Kentucky River in Fayette County and Owen County, respectively. The Richmond Road plant treats water withdrawn from the Kentucky River in Fayette County as well as from Jacobson Reservoir in Lexington.
▪ Oak Springs Grill has opened at the main entrance of Fayette Mall, in the space formerly occupied by Abuelo’s Mexican Restaurant.
Oak Springs Grill’s menu features made-from-scratch comfort food. Grilled items are cooked over an open flame oak fired grill. The menu also features hand-butchered steak dinners; oak smoked baby back ribs, fresh ground, grilled hamburgers, sandwiches, and salads.
Restaurant hours are 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday. For more information, call 859-971-0922 or visit Shopfayette-mall.com/Oak-Springs-Grill-Now-Open.
▪ The University of Kentucky Federal Credit Union has broken ground for a new operations center on Alysheba Way.
Doors are scheduled to open in mid-2017. The 63,000-square-foot facility will be located on a 10-acre campus with a walking path surrounding the property.
UKFCU has more than $630 million in assets, 64,000 members and 150 employees, and is looking to hire 23 new employees.
Compiled by Dorothea Wingo