This page contains news and information about roads and highways in Butler County, Kentucky.
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District 3 Traffic Impact Report for the week of September 17, 2012
Posted: 16-Sep-2012 5:29PM CDT
Topics: [Allen County] [Barren County] [Butler County] [Edmonson County] [Interstate 65] [KY 163] [KY 178] [KY 2158] [KY 70] [KY 90] [KY 98] [Logan County] [Metcalfe County] [Monroe County] [Simpson County] [Todd County] [US 231] [US 68] [Warren County]
From Kentucky Transporation Cabinet Department of Highways District 3 (Sept. 14, 2012):
District 3 Traffic Impact Report
KYTC District 3: Allen, Barren, Butler, Edmonson, Logan, Metcalfe, Monroe, Simpson, Todd and Warren Counties
Ferry on KY 269 in Butler County is OPEN to traffic
Posted: 28-Aug-2010 8:07PM CDT
From the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Department of Highways District 3 (Aug. 13, 2010):
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – The Department of Highways District 3 Office advises motorists that the ferry on KY 269 in Butler County is now open to traffic.
Due to the low-water level of the river, some vehicles are having difficulty entering/exiting the ferry at this time, especially for those vehicles that sit lower to the ground.
US 231 Green River Bridge Closed for Maintenance
Posted: 28-Aug-2010 7:58PM CDT
From Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Department of Highways District 3 (Aug. 18, 2010):
Aberdeen Bridge in Butler County to be CLOSED
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – (August 18, 2010) The Department of Highways District 3 Office advises motorists to prepare for the closure of the Aberdeen Bridge on Tuesday, September 7.
Located on US 231 just north of Morgantown, the bridge closure will remain in place for approximately 55 days while Hall Contracting of Kentucky performs a complete deck replacement. Due to the nature of the work required for this maintenance work, the bridge will have to be completely shut down.
Courier-Journal Reviews I-66
Posted: 1-Mar-2006 2:41AM CST
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The Courier-Journal takes a look at the proposed Interstate 66: Courier-Journal: I-66: A road to growth or path of destruction?; Environmental impact statement for first Kentucky leg being studied (Feb. 26, 2006)
Tolls to be Lifted on Natcher and Audubon Parkways in Fiscal Year 2007
Posted: 5-Feb-2006 2:28AM CST
Topics: [Audubon Parkway] [Butler County] [Daviess County] [Henderson County] [William H. Natcher Parkway] [Ohio County] [Parkways] [Warren County]
Tolls are set to be lifted on the William H. Natcher Parkway and Audubon Parkway, Kentucky’s last two remaining toll roads, in the states fiscal year 2007, which begins July 1, 2006. The exact date that tolls will be lifted has yet to have been established: Lexington Herald-Leader: Last 2 Kentucky toll parkways set to be freed up (Dec. 24, 2005)
Swollen Streams Force Several Road Closures Statewide
Posted: 10-Jan-2005 7:15PM CST
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As of 1:00pm Eastern Time today, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet's Operations Center reports that the following roads are closed due to high water or rock slides:
Boone County: KY 20 (milepost 2 to 4); KY 1292 (milepost 2.50 because of a rock slide); KY 2852 (milepost 0 to 1)
Butler County: KY 403 (milepost 4 to 5)
Campbell County: KY 10 (milepost 10.60 because of a rock slide); KY 1566 (milepost 0 to 1.81); KY 1936 (milepost 1.20 because of a rock slide); KY 2921 (milepost 0 to 0.68); KY 2924 (milepost 1.70 because of a rock slide)
Carlisle County: KY 1628 (milepost 3 to 4); KY 1820 (milepost 2 to 3)
Fulton County: KY 1129 (milepost 0 to 9.64); KY 1354 (milepost 0 to 0.40)
Hancock County: KY 334 (milepost 18 to 19)
Henderson County: KY 136 (milepost 0 to 7); KY 268 (milepost 6 to 7); KY 414 (milepost 0 to 0.84); KY 811 (milepost 3 to 6); KY 3522 (milepost 0 to 0.39)
Hickman County: KY 123 (milepost 14 to 16)
Union County: KY 667 (milepost 0 to 16.54); KY 1452 (milepost 0 to 1.98); KY 1637 (milepost 0 to 2.96); KY 130 (milepost 16 to 16.02); KY 668 (milepost 0 to 1); KY 871 (milepost 3 to 6); KY 1508 (milepost 3 to 6)
Up-to-date road conditions can be found at: www.511.ky.gov
More Snow and Ice Information
Posted: 24-Dec-2004 1:47AM CST
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Wrecks caused backups on I-71 and I-24 and summary of snow response statewide: Associated Press: Winter storm coats parts of Kentucky with snow, ice (Dec. 23, 2004) , Associated Press: Winter Storm Coats Much Of Kentucky With Snow, Ice (Dec. 23, 2004)
Summary of snow response in Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati: (Covington) Kentucky Post: Kentucky and Ohio counties declare weather emergencies (Dec. 23, 2004) , Cincinnati Enquirer: Now, time to dig out (Dec. 23, 2004)
Snow response in the Glasgow area: Glasgow Daily Times: Winter storm hits Kentucky (Dec. 23, 2004)
Motorists became stranded on part of the Edward T. Breathitt Pennyrile Parkway near Hopkinsville: (Hopkinsville) Kentucky New Era: Storm paralyzes region (Dec. 23, 2004)
Gov. Fletcher has declared a state of emergency in the following counties and cities: McLean, Hancock, Livingston, Hopkins, City of Providence, City of Owensboro, City of Falmouth, City of Butler, Todd, Daviess, Crittenden, Carlisle, Shelby, Muhlenberg, Pendleton, Bullitt and Grayson: WAVE 3: Governor Ernie Fletcher's Office Declares State of Emergency (Dec. 23, 2004)
I-64 in Indiana remains closed between Evansville and the Illinois state line. The National Guard has been rescuing stranded motorists along the interstate: Associated Press: Guardsmen Rescuing Travelers Stranded On Southern Indiana Highway (Dec. 23, 2004) , Associated Press: Stranded travelers recall cold night on snowbound highway (Dec. 23, 2004) , Associated Press: Snow Storm Snarls Much Of Southern, Central Indiana (Dec. 23, 2004) , Evansville Courier & Press: Indiana National Guardsmen rescue stranded motorists from Interstate 64 (Dec. 23, 2004)
Information regarding conditions on Kentucky’s highway can be obtained by calling 1-800-RDREPORT, by calling 511 from an in-state telephone, or by visiting ww.511.ky.gov .
Maps of roads that will be cleared by the state government can be found at: www.kytc.state.ky.us/maintenance/Snow_Ice.htm .
Ferries Cross Green River
Posted: 5-Dec-2004 8:13PM CST
The Bowling Green Daily News looks at the ferries operating on the Green River: Bowling Green Daily News: Crossing the waters (Dec. 1, 2004)
I recently posted photographs from a trip across the Green River ferry at Rochester in Butler County: Rochester Ferry.
Posted: 20-Aug-2004 5:32AM CDT
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Chief Highway Engineers Appointed in Nine Districts
Posted: 30-Jun-2004 1:07AM CDT
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Gov. Fletcher and Transportation Secretary Bailey have appointed chief highway engineers for nine of the Division of Highways' twelve districts.
More information: WKYT: Gov. Fletcher Hires New Highway Engineers (June 29, 2004) , Associated Press: Fletcher appoints top highway engineers (June 30, 2004) , Hardin County News-Enterprise: Highway engineer appointed in E'town (June 30, 2004) , Maysville Ledger-Independent: New KTC Engineer Sees District as Unique (July 2, 2004)
Activist Group Denounces Louisville East End Bridge and I-66
Posted: 23-Jun-2004 8:00AM CDT
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A report by a tax watchdog group and environmental activist group denounces plans to construct a new Ohio River bridge in eastern Jefferson County and plans to construct Interstate 66 across Kentucky: Courier-Journal: East End bridge draws fire (June 3, 2004)
Quickies: Honoring Native Musicians, Warren County Area Projects, Environmentalists Against Expedited Projects
Posted: 21-Apr-2004 5:05AM CDT
Topics: [Allen County] [Barren County] [Butler County] [Edmonson County] [Interstate 265] [Interstate 65] [Jefferson County] [Kentucky Transportation Cabinet] [KY 100] [KY 101] [KY 1117] [KY 185] [KY 259] [KY 70] [Logan County] [Louisville-Southern Indiana Ohio River Bridges Project] [The Ohio River] [Pike County] [Travel Information] [US 231] [Warren County]
As part of a continuing project to recognize the birthplaces of Kentucky’s musicians signs have recently been erected honoring Ray Goins and Curley Ray Cline . (Update (Apr. 24): WKYT: Bluegrass Fiddler Honored (Apr. 23, 2004) )
A ceremony has held recently to dedicate the Helen Brown Bridge . Helen Brown was influential in having the Pikeville area bridge built.
The Bowling Green Daily News reports on road projects planned for Warren and surrounding counties: Bowling Green Daily News: Transportation budget on track (April 5, 2004)
Environmental groups oppose the Louisville Bridges Project, I-66, and other expedited projects: Courier-Journal: Environmental groups critical of bridges project (Apr. 9, 2004)
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet reminds motorists to brake for construction workers .
Kentucky’s State Highway Engineer, James M. “Mac” Yowell, has been inducted to the University of Kentucky’s Engineering Hall of Distinction.
Southern Extension to Natcher Parkway Moving Ahead; Tolls to be Lifted in 2007
Posted: 29-Feb-2004 9:40AM CST
Topics: [Butler County] [Daviess County] [Interstate 65] [William H. Natcher Parkway] [Ohio County] [US 231] [Warren County]
The Bowling Green Daily News reports that funding for construction of a southern extension of the Natcher Parkway is included in the proposed six year plan. Initial design work has already been completed for the extension that would stretch for the parkway.s current terminus at I-65 to US 231 near Dye Ford Road.
Additionally, tolls are scheduled to be lifted from the entire length of the parkway once its bonds are repaid in 2007.
Fletcher Promises to Remove Tolls from Natcher and Audubon Parkways
Posted: 26-Jan-2004 2:37AM CST
Topics: [Audubon Parkway] [Butler County] [Daviess County] [Governor Ernie Fletcher] [Henderson County] [William H. Natcher Parkway] [Ohio County] [Warren County]
In a recent speech to the Owensboro Chamber Commerce, Gov. Ernie Fletcher reiterated a campaign process to remove tolls from the Natcher and Audubon Parkways.
Despite Budget Problems, Three District 3 Projects Still on Track
Posted: 20-Jan-2004 7:41AM CST
Despite state budget problems, three road projects are still on track for construction this year. Paving and guardrail installation will be completed on about five miles of the US 231 reconstruction project in eastern Allen County, reconstruction of KY 101 between Chalybeate and US 31W will begin, and a bridge over Little Reedy Creek on KY 70 in Butler County will be replaced.
Kentucky receives about $500 million in federal funds for road projects each year; however, the state must provide matching funds for 20% of construction costs. These funds have been drained in recent years.
Group Recommends Safety Improvements to Barren River Area Roads
Posted: 4-Mar-2002 9:52PM CST
Topics: [Allen County] [Barren County] [Butler County] [Edmonson County] [Interstate 65] [Logan County] [Other Routes] [Simpson County] [Warren County]
The Bowling Green Daily News reports in this Mar. 3, 2002 article that the Barren River Area Development Highway Safety Committee, a group composed of area elected officials and highway officials, is proposing education, engineering, enforcement, emergency services and enactment to change hazards they see on Kentucky roads. There have been nearly 200 deaths on roads in the Barren River area since 1997. Greg Meredith, from the Department of Highways, says that some of the improvements are more attainable than others, but that state budget constraints make it unlikely that many of the improvements can be implemented. On proposal, the construction of a barrier in the middle of I-65, is already part of the I-65 widening project.
More on Natcher Parkway Landslide
Posted: 30-Aug-2001 7:28PM CDT
Bowling Green's Daily News reports more about the landslide on the Natcher Parkway in this August 30, 2001 article . This article includes a picture of the collapsed area. Part of the southbound land has collapsed. The KYTC expects that it will cost over $1 million to repair the damage and that construction will not begin for several months.
Natcher Parkway Landslide Forces Closure
Posted: 30-Aug-2001 2:59AM CDT
The Bowling Green Daily News reports in this August 29, 2001 article that a landslide at mile point 30.5 on the Natcher Parkway has forced a temporary closure of the southbound lanes. Southbound traffic must exit at Exit 34 and rejoin the parkway at Exit 27. Median crossovers are expected to be constructed soon, but there is no word on when the landslide will be fixed.
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