Governor Ernie Fletcher’s Communications Office
Governor Fletcher, Transportation Cabinet Announce Community Enhancement Projects

Press Release Date:  Friday, June 30, 2006  
Contact Information:  Jodi Whitaker

Shaunee Lynch

$11.9 million in TE funds approved for various projects across the state

FRANKFORT, Ky. – With an emphasis on healthy lifestyles and quality historic preservation, Governor Ernie Fletcher and the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet announced the approval today of more than $11 million for 44 transportation-related projects.

These projects will be funded through the federal government’s Transportation Enhancement program also known as TE. Kentucky’s share of federal funds is administered by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.

“Improving the quality of life for Kentuckians and making our Commonwealth a great place to live, work and visit is a top priority for this administration,” said Governor Fletcher. “These TE projects help us fulfill that commitment by providing quality projects that promote healthy living, preserve our history and improve the state’s scenic beauty and environment. This is another example our continued efforts to move Kentucky forward.”

Attached is a brief description of the projects that have been selected:

“The TE program provides us with the opportunity to undertake unique and creative transportation-related projects in local communities,” said Transportation Secretary Bill Nighbert.

Communities and organizations across the state submitted more than $100 million in requests for TEA-21 projects.  Complete information on the program is available online at


6.30.06 te grants list.doc