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House Committee Approves Bill Replacing Daniel Boone's Name on Parkway
Posted: 7-Feb-2004 9:01AM CST

A committee of the state general assembly has approved renaming replacing Daniel Boone's name on the parkway running between London and Hazard. The highway was known as the Daniel Boone Parkway until last spring when former Gov. Patton renamed it the Hal Rogers Parkway, in honor of the local U.S. representative. Under the proposed legislation the road would be officially known as the Daniel Boone-Hal Rogers Parkway. The legislation must be approved by the full house before moving onto the state senate.

More information: Associated Press: Developments in the General Assembly (Feb. 5, 2004) [Outside Link], WKYT: Daniel Boone Parkway? [Outside Link], Associated Press: Kentucky House panel OKs proposal to restore Boone's name to parkway (Feb. 6, 2004) [Outside Link], Associated Press: Parkway may be Daniel Boone's again (Feb. 6, 2004) [Outside Link], Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer: Nash highway resolution passes unanimously (Feb. 6, 2004) [Outside Link], Associated Press: Boone, Rogers may share parkway name (Feb. 6, 2004) [Outside Link], Associated Press: Committee OKs putting Boone's name back parkway (Feb. 6, 2004) [Outside Link], Associated Press: Panel votes to restore Boone name to road (Feb. 6, 2004) [Outside Link]

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