News and information relating to transportation bills considered during the 2005 regular session of the Kentucky General Assembly.
Opinions: For and Against Highway Bonds
Posted: 21-Feb-2005 4:43PM CST
The Courier-Journal has printed several letters both for and against the governor’s plan to sell $500 million in bonds to finance highway projects: Courier-Journal: Funding for highway construction and maintenance (Feb. 21, 2005)
Anti-Smiley Bill Passes Committee
Posted: 21-Feb-2005 5:27AM CST
A bill that would allow the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet to replace the state’s license plate whenever it sees fit was approved by the House Transportation Committee this week. Currently law stipulates that the state’s license plates be replaced every five years. Since the current license plates featuring a smiling sun were introduced in 2003, they are currently scheduled for replacement in 2008.
Effort Renews to Name Highway for Daniel Boone
Posted: 21-Feb-2005 5:27AM CST
Topics: [2005 Regular Session] [Bell County] [Clay County] [Daniel Boone Parkway/Hal Rogers Parkway] [Knox County] [Laurel County] [Leslie County] [Perry County] [US 25]
Another legislative session brings about another effort to rename a highway in honor of Daniel Boone. Current efforts are focused on renaming US 25E between Corbin and Middlesboro—which roughly follows the route of Daniel Boone’s Wilderness Trail—in honor of the early explorer. The former Daniel Boone Parkway between London and Hazard is likely to remain named for U.S. Representative Hal Rogers.
The Boone Society has posted a petition requesting that US 25E be renamed in honor of Daniel Boone on their website: The Boone Society
Astute observers will note that the text of the sidebar on the above referenced article is taken almost word-for-word from my topic describing the Daniel Boone Parkway/Hal Rogers Parkway.
Daniel Boone’s Descendants Unhappy with State’s Politicians
Posted: 7-Feb-2005 2:15AM CST
Topics: [2004 Regular Session] [2005 Regular Session] [Bell County] [Clay County] [Daniel Boone Parkway/Hal Rogers Parkway] [Knox County] [Laurel County] [Leslie County] [Governor Paul E. Patton] [Perry County] [US 25]
Descendants of Daniel Boone feel slighted by Kentucky politicians. First Paul Patton had the Daniel Boone Parkway renamed the Hal Rogers Parkway, and then state legislature failed to either re-rename the Hal Rogers Parkway or rename another road in honor of Boone.
State Senator Proposes Naming New Lewis County Road in Honor of President Reagan
Posted: 7-Feb-2005 2:09AM CST
State Senator Charlie Borders has proposed naming a new route between the AA Highway and the Black Oak Industrial Park for former President Ronald Reagan: Ashland Daily Independent: Senator suggests name for new Lewis County highway (Jan. 24, 2005)
Wilkey Predicts I-65 Widening Project Could Begin This Spring
Posted: 7-Feb-2005 2:07AM CST
Topics: [2005 Regular Session] [Franklin County] [Interstate 65] [KY 1008] [Tennessee] [US 31] [Warren County]
State Rep. Rob Wilkey believes that work to widen I-65 from the Tennessee state line to Bowling Green could begin this spring. He also has high hopes for a project to widen US 31W from KY 1008 south of Franklin to the Tennessee state line: Franklin Favorite: 'Road projects a go,' Rep. Wilkey says (Jan. 20, 2005)
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