(c)2013 NPT PHOTO BY DAVID POPIEL
Tommy Bible speaks to the Newport Kiwanis Club where he is a member
about the steady growth of Jefferson Cocke County Utility District. Bible
has been general manager of the public utility since 1990.
|Published: 6:12 PM, 07/05/2013
||Last updated: 6:13 PM, 07/05/2013
Author: David Popiel
Source: The Newport Plain Talk
Speaking to the Newport Kiwanis Club on Tuesday, local gas
utility manager Tommy Bible described how growth for natural gas and propane
services has been good for customers and the area’s future.
Jefferson Cocke County Utility District began serving the
two-county area in 1956 as a public utility, but even until 1990 had just 3,800
customers for its clean-burning energy. Today, the combined natural gas and
propane customer base exceeds 12,200.
Bible explained how a long-term growth plan adopted by the
board of commissioners 23 years ago has resulted in this growth. In 1990 the
plant and gas line system assets were $9.9 million.
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