LANCASTER - A subcontractor that is constructing a power line in Garrard and Madison counties has filed a lawsuit claiming it hasn't been paid for its work.
Hill Drilling Inc. of Missouri filed a complaint in Garrard Circuit Court last week alleging that it is owed $336,389 by Rock Drilling Technology, also from Missouri.
East Kentucky Power Cooperative, which owns easements along the power line, also is named as a defendant.
Neither Rock Drilling nor East Kentucky Power has yet responded to the lawsuit.
According to the complaint, Rock Drilling Technology sub-contracted Hill Drilling in April to provide material and perform labor to drill holes for utility poles that support the electrical transmission lines running through eastern Garrard County and into Madison County.
"Hill Drilling has been paid nothing for its labor and materials ...," the lawsuit maintains.
In order to collect the money it is allegedly owed, Hill Drilling also has filed a mechanic's and materialman's lien against the property on which the lines are built and East Kentucky Power owns.