Here’s the full story on Bernheim and the Bullitt County Pipeline

Quick facts:

  • Only .03 percent of Bernheim is impacted by the pipeline, in an area far removed from recreational areas.
  • The full pipeline route was approved before Bernheim purchased its new property.
  • Bernheim portion of pipeline is only 4,000 feet and runs along an existing electric transmission line.
  • Pipeline is needed to continue reliably serving Bullitt County; new and expanded natural gas service can’t happen without it.
  • More than 62 homes and business have been denied new service.

How are you supporting and protecting Bernheim?

We’ve been long-time supporters of Bernheim, from funding tree-plantings on-site to the sponsorship of “Forest Giants in a Giant Forest.” All of us appreciate the importance of Bernheim to the entire community. With respect to the pipeline‘s limited route in the non-public area of Bernheim, here are facts that have been widely misunderstood:

  • Only a small portion of the proposed pipeline – about 4,000 feet, or less than a mile – will run alongside an existing electric transmission line on property Bernheim acquired after approval for the pipeline was given by the Kentucky Public Service Commission and more than a year and a half after property discussions began.
  • The pipeline route is completely disconnected from Bernheim’s recreational areas that are open to the public and only makes up .03% of Bernheim’s total footprint.
  • Importantly, Bernheim will continue to have use of the area after construction.    

LG&E funded tree plantings in Bernheim’s Garden Pavilion area.
LG&E funded tree plantings in Bernheim’s Garden Pavilion area.