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[Commonwealth of Kentucky]
State Begins Paving Pine Mountain Trail
Posted: 30-Jul-2006 11:18PM CDT

Contractors recently began paving part of the Little Shepherd Trail on Pine Mountain in Harlan and Letcher Counties. Some local residents have expressed opposition to the state’s plan to pave the trail: Associated Press: State starts paving over primitive trail, reignites local flap (June 13, 2006) [Outside Link], Lexington Herald-Leader: State stirs anger by paving trail; Opponents had been told it wouldn't happen (June 14, 2006) [Outside Link], Lexington Herald-Leader: Demonstrators fight paving of mountain trail; Tourist Site Has A Literary History (June 16, 2006) [Outside Link]

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[US 421]
Photographs of US 421 in Harlan County
Posted: 5-Feb-2006 4:02AM CST
Topics: [Harlan County] [US 421]

Reader Jamie Middleton has submitted a set of photographs documenting the recently reconstructed section of US 421 in Harlan County. Thanks Jamie!


New US 421 near Harlan - Lenarue Exit New US 421 near Harlan - Bobs Creek Exit New US 421 near Harlan - Cawood Exit
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[Commonwealth of Kentucky]
Little Sheppard Trail Won’t be Paved
Posted: 10-Sep-2005 9:41PM CDT

The state has backed down from a plan to improve access to the Little Sheppard Trail by paving it. Area residents feared that the trail which winds down the spine of Pine Mountain would become a road for vehicle traffic.

More information: Associated Press: State won't pave primitive trail on Pine Mountain (July 18, 2005) [Outside Link]

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[Commonwealth of Kentucky]
Transportation Cabinet Receives $3.1 Million for Rural Transit
Posted: 2-Mar-2005 4:18PM CST

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has received a $3.1 million grant to fund various public transit projects in rural Kentucky counties: Lexington Herald-Leader: Transportation Cabinet gets $3.1 million (March 2, 2005) [Outside Link]

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[US 421]
New Section of US 421 Opens in Harlan County
Posted: 7-Feb-2005 2:09AM CST
Topics: [Harlan County] [US 421]

A ribbon cutting ceremony was held recently for a newly constructed segment of US 421 in Harlan County: WYMT Mountain News: Section of Major Road is Complete (Jan. 22, 2005) [Outside Link]

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[Commonwealth of Kentucky]
October and Year-End Transportation Konnection Newsletters
Posted: 11-Dec-2004 12:20AM CST

The October 2004 and the 2004 Year-in-Review editions of the transportation cabinet’s newsletter have been posted to the KYTC Konnection page [Outside Link].

Among stories covered in the October 2004 edition are:

  • The SAFE program that aids broken down motorists.
  • Information about a KYTC employee’s trip to Russia to participate in an engineering exchange program.
  • Coverage of the installation of new “Move Over or Slow Down for Stopped Emergency Vehicle” signs.
  • Coverage of ceremonial beginning of the Kennedy Bridge repainting project.
  • A story about KYTC employees rescuing a cat from an Ohio River bridge.
  • Information about the opening of a reconstructed segment of US 421 in Harlan County.

Download: [Transportation Konnection October 2004] (2.51 MB)

Among stories covered in the 2004 Year-in-Review edition are:

  • Information and photographs of work on I-66 in Pulaski County.

Download: [Transportation Konnection 2004 Year-in-Review] (2.32 MB)

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[US 421]
Three Phase Plan for Harlan-Hazard Connector
Posted: 5-Dec-2004 8:07PM CST

WKYT and WYMT provides some information about three-phase plan to construct a new route between Harlan and Hazard: WKYT: U.S. 421 Improvement Project (Nov. 17, 2004) [Outside Link], WYMT: Improvements to a Dangerous Road May Be in the Near Future (Nov. 17, 2004) [Outside Link]

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[New Route]
Recent Planning Studies
Posted: 17-Nov-2004 2:10AM CST

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Division of Planning has recently released the Final Report of the Pre-Design Scoping study for improvements to the Kentucky 69 approach to the Bob Cummings Bridge in Hawesville: more information [Outside Link]

Additionally, materials involving a study of a proposed route between US 68 and Tollesboro in Fleming, Mason, and Lewis County: more information [Outside Link]

Information regarding alternatives for a new connector route between Harlan and Hazard has also been posted: more information [Outside Link]

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[Commonwealth of Kentucky]
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.

  • Edward “Ted” Merryman has been appointed as Chief Highway Engineer for districts 1 and 2. Previously, Merryman was chief highway engineer for district 2. [more information [Outside Link]]
  • Greg Meredith has been reappointed as Chief Highway Engineer for district 2. [more information [Outside Link]]
  • Gary M. Raymer, P.E. has been appointed as Chief Highway Engineer for district 4. [more information [Outside Link]]
  • David Jones, P.E. has been appointed as Chief Highway Engineer for district 6. [more information [Outside Link]]
  • Jim Rummage, P.E. has been appointed as Chief Highway Engineer for district 7. [more information [Outside Link]]
  • Katrina O. Bradley, P.E. has been appointed as Chief Highway Engineer for district 9. [more information [Outside Link]]
  • Samuel H. Beverage, P.E. has been appointed as Chief Highway Engineer for districts 10 and 11. [ more information [Outside Link]]

More information: WKYT: Gov. Fletcher Hires New Highway Engineers (June 29, 2004) [Outside Link], Associated Press: Fletcher appoints top highway engineers (June 30, 2004) [Outside Link], Hardin County News-Enterprise: Highway engineer appointed in E'town (June 30, 2004) [Outside Link], Maysville Ledger-Independent: New KTC Engineer Sees District as Unique (July 2, 2004) [Outside Link]

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[US 119]
Gov. Fletcher Tours U.S. 119 Pine Mountain
Posted: 24-May-2004 5:38PM CDT

Gov. Fletcher recently visited the spot improvement project along US 119 over Pine Mountain: Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 12: Governor tours Pine Mountain road project (May 14, 2004) [Outside Link]

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[New Route]
KYTC Posts New Information Regarding Proposed Harlan-Hazard Connector
Posted: 16-Jan-2004 8:14AM CST

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Division of Planning has posted new information regarding a proposed new route connecting Harlan and Hazard. The material includes two maps of the area under consideration.

More information: KYTC Division of Planning: Harlan to Hazard Connector [Outside Link]

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[New Route]
KYTC Studies Harlan-Hazard Connector Route
Posted: 13-Aug-2003 11:15PM CDT

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Division of Planning has released materials concerning a planning study for a new route connecting Harlan and Hazard. See here  [Outside Link] for more information.

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[US 421]
Section of US 421 named for Tony Turner
Posted: 25-Jul-2003 10:24PM CDT

A section of US 421 in Petty and Harlan Counties has been renamed in memory of WYMT-TV news anchor Tony Turner. Turner died on June 30, 2002 of injuries sustained during a car accident three weeks earlier.

More information: Kentucky Transportation Cabinet: Portion of U. S. 421 is Now the Tony Turner Memorial Highway (June 27, 2003) [Outside Link]

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[Commonwealth of Kentucky]
Over Two-hundred Photographs Added
Posted: 25-Jul-2003 11:36AM CDT
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Two-hundred-and-sixty-two photographs of Kentucky's roads have been added to this website. The new photo galleries include:

A few new images have been added to the KentuckyRoads.com - Miscellaneous Signs and KentuckyRoads.com - General Images galleries as well.

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