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Nelson Heights center phone service delayed
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The Nelson Heights Community Center is up and running, but continues to experience hiccups, as the building has been without phone, TV and full internet service since it opened earlier this fall.

Bea Jackson, executive director for Washington Street Community Center, provides programming for the Nelson Heights center and said last week that the building still has some infrastructure problems, which are being fixed.

The center is still able to run the cornerstone after-school tutorial programs for which the Washington Street center is well known, but some aspects are limited.

Recreation department Director Tommy Hailey, whose department is responsible for the county building's operation, said he had difficulty trying to get cables run to the building. The department finally reached an agreement with Charter Communications to run the cables to the center for around $2,000; the work will be completed by Dec. 24.

Chairman Kathy Morgan said Friday that AT&T did run internet lines to the building, which were necessary for the center's security system. Morgan said there wasn't money budgeted for television service, and the county did not know which services Washington Street officials would need.

The building also had some electrical systems that were not up to code earlier this year, despite the fact the building passed a city of Covington inspection. However, all of the problems have been fixed, and Morgan said many of them are consistent with a new building.