Governor Ernie Fletcher’s Communication Office
Governor Ernie Fletcher signs Executive Order naming southeastern Kentucky road after Daniel Boone

Press Release Date:  Tuesday, August 09, 2005  
Contact Information:  Carla Blanton
Michael Goins
Jodi Whitaker
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FRANKFORT, Ky. – Governor Ernie Fletcher today signed an Executive Order naming U.S. 25 East in southeastern Kentucky after frontiersman Daniel Boone.  The route will be officially named the “Daniel Boone-Cumberland Gap Wilderness Trail.”

“Daniel Boone represents the spirit and bravery our state and our citizens have exhibited for more than 210 years,” said Governor Fletcher.  “I want to thank the legislators and the descendants of Daniel Boone for working with me to name part of the original Wilderness Road after Kentucky’s pioneer son.”

The section of U.S. 25 E named after Daniel Boone runs from the Cumberland Gap tunnels, near the point where Daniel Boone first entered Kentucky in 1769, west to Interstate 75 at Corbin.  The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet will install signs Wednesday, August 10, designating the route as the “Daniel Boone-Cumberland Gap Wilderness Trail” near the southbound intersection with the Corbin by-pass and north of the Cumberland Gap tunnels.



 

“Daniel Boone”(Wayne Milton) stands next to Governor Ernie Fletcher (seated) as the Governor prepares to sign the Executive Order naming U.S. 25E as the Daniel Boone-Cumberland Gap Wilderness Trail.  Joining Governor Fletcher are (from left to right) Jacquelyn Bentley, The Boone Society; Robert Bentley, The Boone Society; Sherrill Thomas, The Boone Society; Jeff Johnson, The Boone Society; Rochelle Cochran; President, The Boone Society; Representative Brent Yonts.
“Daniel Boone”(Wayne Milton) stands next to Governor Ernie Fletcher (seated) as the Governor prepares to sign the Executive Order naming U.S. 25E as the Daniel Boone-Cumberland Gap Wilderness Trail.  Joining Governor Fletcher are (from left to right) Jacquelyn Bentley, The Boone Society; Robert Bentley, The Boone Society; Sherrill Thomas, The Boone Society; Jeff Johnson, The Boone Society; Rochelle Cochran; President, The Boone Society; Representative Brent Yonts.

Governor Ernie Fletcher (far right) joins “Daniel Boone”(Wayne Milton-kneeling), members of The Boone Society (from left to right: Jaqulyn Bentley, Sherrill Thomas, Robert Bentley, Jeff Johnson, Representative Brent Yonts and Rochelle Cochran) by the new sign that will designate US 25 E in southeastern Kentucky as the Daniel Boone-Cumberland Gap.  Governor Fletcher signed the Executive Order in Frankfort Tuesday, August 9.  The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet will install the signs in Corbin and Middlesboro Wednesday, August 10.
Governor Ernie Fletcher (far right) joins “Daniel Boone”(Wayne Milton-kneeling), members of The Boone Society (from left to right: Jaqulyn Bentley, Sherrill Thomas, Robert Bentley, Jeff Johnson, Representative Brent Yonts and Rochelle Cochran) by the new sign that will designate US 25 E in southeastern Kentucky as the Daniel Boone-Cumberland Gap.  Governor Fletcher signed the Executive Order in Frankfort Tuesday, August 9.  The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet will install the signs in Corbin and Middlesboro Wednesday, August
10.