Matt Lasley | GC News-Gazette The Leitchfield Utilities Commission meets in regular session on Thursday afternoon.

Matt Lasley | GC News-Gazette

The Leitchfield Utilities Commission meets in regular session on Thursday afternoon.

Leitchfield Utilities is looking to expand its natural gas service in Brownsville, Kentucky through a 10-year contract with the city.

During the regular Leitchfield Utilities Commission meeting held Thursday afternoon, Leitchfield Utilities Superintendent Dwight Embry said the city's gas contract with Brownsville had expired in 2017 and Brownsville had requested a five-year extension for the gas service.

However, Leitchfield Utilities officials determined that a 10-year contract would be more appropriate to expand the gas service in Brownsville and potentially gain new natural gas customers.

"It is an area we want to be in," Embry said.

Embry and Leitchfield Utilities Attorney David Vickery were given approval Thursday to negotiate a 10-year contract with the city of Brownsville and return to the utilities commission to ratify the contract.

The Brownsville City Council will meet Monday night, and Embry and Vickery are expected to attend to present their proposal for natural gas service.