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Cleanup from Recent Storms Continues
Posted: 19-Feb-2009 11:09PM CST
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The state is still cleaning up from recent ice and wind storms.
R.J. Corman Pulls Track from Controversial Railroad
Posted: 10-Sep-2005 9:41PM CDT
The R.J. Corman Railroad Company began removing the rails and ties from the Dawkins Line in July. A group known as the Appalachian Rail Preservation Association had previously expressed interest in keeping the line intact so it could be used for a tourist attraction.
US 23 found to be State’s Deadliest Road
Posted: 10-Jan-2005 5:19PM CST
Topics: [Boyd County] [Floyd County] [Greenup County] [Johnson County] [Lawrence County] [Letcher County] [Pike County] [US 23]
Records show that US 23 is the state’s deadliest roadway: Lexington Herald-Leader: Memorials every few miles on U.S. Highway 23 (Jan. 9, 2005)
Scooters Overrun Paintsville
Posted: 10-Oct-2004 11:47PM CDT
Topics: [Johnson County]
Disabled citizens on motorized scooters have taken to the streets in Paintsville, and the increase scooter traffic has lead to calls to build new sidewalks in the Eastern Kentucky community: Associated Press: Riding uneasily in Paintsville (Sept. 11, 2004)
Floods Ravage Eastern Kentucky Roads
Posted: 24-Jun-2004 1:28AM CDT
Topics: [Clark County] [Floyd County] [Johnson County] [Knott County] [KY 292] [Lawrence County] [Letcher County] [Martin County] [Pike County]
Heavy rains in June washed out several roads in far eastern Kentucky. Damage was so severe the Transportation Cabinet Highway District 12 was forces to halt all routine highway maintenance and refocus on emergency road repairs. Preliminary estimates are that repairs will cost $6 million.
The rain and floods also damaged roads in Clark County.
Additionally, the rains are believed to have contributed to the partial collapse of KY 292, the Huntley-Brinkley Road, along the Tug Fork in Pike County. The road was constructed by local residents nearly 40 years ago. After the area was featured on the NBC evening news with Chet Huntley and David Brinkley, television viewers nationwide sent donations to aid in the construction of the road. Local residents believe heavy coal trucks contributed to the collapse of the road.
More information: Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Highway District 12: District 12 surveys flood damage with FEMA reps (June 6, 2004) , Winchester Sun: Clark County included in request for disaster relief (June 8, 2004) , Lexington Herald-Leader: It's good night to section of Huntley-Brinkley Road (June 15, 2004) , Lexington Herald-Leader: Cause of eastern Kentucky road's deterioration debated (June 15, 2004)
KY 201 to Open for Morning and Evening Traffic during Road Work
Posted: 18-Mar-2004 8:41AM CST
The contractor overseeing the KY 201 widening project at the intersection of US 23 and KY 201 will keep KY 201 open from 6:30 - 8:30 a.m. and 3 - 5:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The road will be open all day on Sundays.
Transportation Spending Bill Passes Both Houses of Congress
Posted: 8-Dec-2001 4:52AM CST
Topics: Topic listing supressed. [35 topics related to this item]
The conference version of the Transportation spending bill has passed both houses of Congress and is now waiting to be signed by the President.
Kentucky is mentioned several places in the bill:
Quite an impressive haul; however, there is no funding for I-175.
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