Laurel officials return from Washington with promises

Laurel City officials are back from Washington D.C. with a pocketful of promises.

They went to the nation's capital in search of money for work on Laurel's infrastructure, including its deteriorating water and sewer systems. They were told the federal budget is already set, but members of congress did promise to help Laurel in the future.
"We went there hoping to get some money for our infrastructure, in the amount of $8 to $10 million," said City Administrator Gary Suddith. "Course we didn't come back with a wheelbarrow load of money, but we did learn about projects and how to get involved in getting money on a regular basis. So we need to be going back to Washington annually."

City officials said Laurel has $48 million worth of projects in the pipeline that are being supported at the federal level.