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New Somerset Bypass Rerouted onto Land Owned by Transportation Cabinet Employees
Posted: 8-Aug-2003 5:03AM CDT

State investigators are looking into how the proposed southwestern Somerset bypass came to be routed onto land owned by two Transportation Cabinet employees. One of the employees, Doug Jones of the District 8 office, resigned from the cabinet after the investigation was made public.

Doug Jones is also under investigation for accessing pornography using state computers.

More information: Lexington Herald-Leader: Somerset bypass plan questioned (July 31, 2003) [Outside Link], Lexington Herald-Leader: Official resigns after scrutiny over bypass route (Aug. 5, 2003) [Outside Link], Courier-Journal: State transportation official will quit (Aug. 5, 2003) [Outside Link]

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