February’s severe winter weather could eat into the pocketbooks of the city of Cuba’s utility customers for the next two years, according to information released by the city. The city is facing a huge bill from its suppliers after electric rates spiked by as much as 1,600 percent, but payment for increased costs will be spread out over the next two years.
Cuba City Council met on March 2 and approved a request presented by Superintendent Jon Earnhart to widen Old Cuba Road, located behind the school. Earnhart had previously met with both Public Works Director Craig Bouse and Police Chief Doug Shelton to discuss solutions for the traffic backing up onto Highway 19 during drop off times.
The Cuba and Bourbon school districts have announced dates for their annual kindergarten screenings.
Four Cuba High School students have qualified for the state DECA contest finals, which will be held in March. Each reached the state contest during district competition held in February.
• Alert services available for county and Cuba residents
It’s Severe Weather Preparedness Week—March 1-5—and local emergency services authorities are urging area residents to sign up to get emergency notifications.