This page contains news and information about roads and highways in Harlan County, Kentucky.
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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) , Lexington Herald-Leader: State stirs anger by paving trail; Opponents had been told it wouldn't happen (June 14, 2006) , Lexington Herald-Leader: Demonstrators fight paving of mountain trail; Tourist Site Has A Literary History (June 16, 2006)
Photographs of US 421 in Harlan County
Posted: 5-Feb-2006 4:02AM CST
Reader Jamie Middleton has submitted a set of photographs documenting the recently reconstructed section of US 421 in Harlan County. Thanks Jamie!
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.
Transportation Cabinet Receives $3.1 Million for Rural Transit
Posted: 2-Mar-2005 4:18PM CST
Topics: [Bell County] [Clay County] [Clinton County] [Cumberland County] [Harlan County] [Jackson County] [Knott County] [Knox County] [Laurel County] [Lee County] [Leslie County] [Letcher County] [McCreary County] [Monroe County] [Owsley County] [Perry County] [Pulaski County] [Rockcastle County] [Russell County] [Wayne County] [Whitley County]
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)
New Section of US 421 Opens in Harlan County
Posted: 7-Feb-2005 2:09AM CST
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)
October and Year-End Transportation Konnection Newsletters
Posted: 11-Dec-2004 12:20AM CST
Topics: [Harlan County] [Interstate 65] [Interstate 66] [Jefferson County] [Kennedy Bridge Painting] [Kentucky Transportation Cabinet] [The Ohio River] [Pulaski County] [Travel Information] [US 421]
The October 2004 and the 2004 Year-in-Review editions of the transportation cabinet’s newsletter have been posted to the KYTC Konnection page .
Among stories covered in the October 2004 edition are:
Download: [Transportation Konnection – October 2004] (2.51 MB)
Among stories covered in the 2004 Year-in-Review edition are:
Download: [Transportation Konnection – 2004 Year-in-Review] (2.32 MB)
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) , WYMT: Improvements to a Dangerous Road May Be in the Near Future (Nov. 17, 2004)
Recent Planning Studies
Posted: 17-Nov-2004 2:10AM CST
Topics: [Fleming County] [Hancock County] [Harlan County] [KY 69] [Leslie County] [Lewis County] [Mason County] [The Ohio River] [Perry County] [US 68]
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
Additionally, materials involving a study of a proposed route between US 68 and Tollesboro in Fleming, Mason, and Lewis County: more information
Information regarding alternatives for a new connector route between Harlan and Hazard has also been posted: more information
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)
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)
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
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 for more information.
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.
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:
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