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Woodford County News Items

[US 62]
Meeting to Discuss Versailles Traffic Flow Scheduled for Thursday
Posted: 15-Sep-2009 10:43PM CDT

A public meeting about how to improve traffic flow in and around Versailles will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Falling Springs Arts and Recreation Center, 275 Beasley Drive in Versailles. More information: Lexington Herald-Leader: Meeting on Versailles traffic flow (Sept. 15, 20090 [Outside Link], Northwest Versailles Mobility Study [Outside Link]

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Martin Castle Being Rebuilt
Posted: 30-Jul-2006 11:16PM CDT

The castle-style home built by the late Rex Martin near US 60 in Woodford County is being rebuilt. The Martin Castle was partially destroyed by fire in 2003. Investigators eventually ruled the file as being caused by arson.

More information: WAVE 3: Kentucky Castle Being Rebuilt (May 8, 2006) [Outside Link]

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[US 62]
US 62 Kentucky River Bridge Closed for Repairs
Posted: 1-Apr-2005 3:52AM CST

The US 62 Tyrone Bridge was closed earlier this week in order to allow repairs to be made to its deck.

More information: The Anderson County News: Bridge work (March 23, 2005) [Outside Link], The Anderson County News: With repairs complete early, bridge reopens (March 30, 2005) [Outside Link]

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Bridge Engineer Dies at 71
Posted: 12-Jul-2004 12:17AM CDT

Carl Kroboth, an engineer who designed several bridges and highways in Kentucky, died of cancer on Friday at the age of 71. The University of Kentucky graduate founded Kroboth Engineers, which designed the Western Kentucky Parkway bridge over the Green River and the Blue Grass parkway bridge over the Kentucky River. He retired in 1995.

More information: Associated Press: Carl Kroboth, bridge engineer, dies at 71 (July 10, 2004) [Outside Link]

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Kentucky Post Editorial Looks at Highway Renamings
Posted: 1-Oct-2003 2:07AM CDT
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The last few months have seen the renaming of two parkways and the AA Highway. The Kentucky Post editorialized the situation: Kentucky Post: The name game (Sept. 17, 2003) [Outside Link]

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Upcoming Public Meetings
Posted: 1-Oct-2003 1:49AM CDT

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has scheduled the following public meetings to discuss various road projects in Kentucky:

More information: Kentucky New Era (Hopkinsville): Public invited to view proposed U.S. 641 plans (Sept. 16, 2003) [Outside Link], Bowling Green Daily News: Interchange Meeting Set (Sept. 26, 2003) [Outside Link]

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Blue Grass Parkway to be Renamed for Martha Layne Collins
Posted: 17-Sep-2003 9:40AM CDT

At Gov. Patton's direction, the Blue Grass Parkway will be officially renamed the Martha Layne Collins Blue Grass Parkway in a ceremony to be held on Thursday. Martha Layne Collins was Kentucky's first (and currently only) woman governor. She was governor from 1983 to 1987. This leaves only the Audubon Parkway to have its original name.

More information: Associated Press: Blue Grass Parkway to be renamed in honor of Collins (Sept. 16, 2003) [Outside Link]

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[I-64]
Kentucky Transportation Research Center Evaluates Traffic Information and Prediction System on I-64
Posted: 30-Aug-2003 7:17PM CDT

The University of Kentucky-based Kentucky Transportation Research Center is conducting a study of a system to provide drivers with up-to-the-minute information about traffic conditions through work zones on I-64 between Louisville and Lexington: KYTC Press Release: TIPS Helps Motorists Get through Highway Work Zones (Aug. 25, 2003) [Outside Link]

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[I-64]
Work on I-64 Woodford County to Last Until October
Posted: 8-Aug-2003 10:41PM CDT

Diamond-grinding and concrete patching work on I-64 between Midway and the Franklin-Woodford County Line will begin Aug. 10 and will result in lane closures. The work is expected to last until mid-October.

More information: Herald-Leader: Work Begins Sunday on I-64 (Aug. 8, 2003) [Outside Link]

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[US 62]
Woodford County Connector Route Opens
Posted: 8-Aug-2003 5:35AM CDT

A new connector route between US 62 and KY 33 had opened. The new by-pass route will divert truck traffic from Versailles's downtown streets.

More information: Lexington Herald-Leader: Woodford Connector opens today (Aug. 5, 2003) [Outside Link], KYTC Press Release: KY 33/US 62 Woodford Connector Opened Today (Aug. 5, 2003) [Outside Link]

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[I-64]
I-64 Strategic Improvement Plan Released
Posted: 15-Feb-2003 5:53AM CST

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has released the I-64 Strategic Improvement Plan [Outside Link]. The plan covers possible upgrades to the entire length of Interstate 64 through the state.

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[I-64]
I-64 Designated the Purple Heart Trail
Posted: 30-Dec-2002 4:18AM CST

The entire length of I-64 in Kentucky has been designated the Purple Heart Trail. The Military Order of Purple Heart has undertaken an effort to have each of the 50 states and Puerto Rico designate one of their highways to honor recipients of the Purple Heart. Kentucky will erect 24 signs designating the Purple Heart Trail: one at each of I-64's entrances to the state and signs in each county along I-64.

More information: KYTC Press Release [Outside Link]

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