Details presented about potential new wellness center in Prestonsburg
Members of the Prestonsburg City Council received an update from a consultant hired by the city to explore options in regards to building a wellness center, and heard more news about the project from the mayor. The council received a letter from Jeff Speaks, owner of JBS Communications and a consultant to the city about the center. In his letter, Speaks outlined potential sites, funding options and the likelihood of support from neighboring cities and counties. Speaks advised the council that two locations had been identified as the best possible sites â€” one at Cliffside, near the Big Sandy Area Development District offices, and the other along U.S. 23 on Abbott Mountain, across from Drains Unlimited. Speaks also addressed finances in his letter, estimating construction costs of between $15 million and $20 million.