Governor Ernie Fletcher’s Communications Office
Executive Cabinet Secretary Robbie Rudolph, Transportation Officials Announce Funding for Boone County

Press Release Date:  Monday, August 21, 2006  
Contact Information:  Jodi Whitaker

Selena Curry

Money for road and street improvement projects awarded to county and three cities

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Governor Ernie Fletcher’s Executive Cabinet Secretary, Robbie Rudolph, and officials from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) visited the County Administration Building in Burlington today to announce that $1,230,000 in KYTC bond funds have been awarded to Boone County and three cities within the county. 

“This funding allows local governments to address some of their transportation infrastructure needs,” said Secretary Rudolph.  “Today’s announcement is possible because of the tremendous efficiencies that have been realized through Governor Fletcher’s more effective management of state government.  As the Governor works to build strong communities in Boone County, and across the state, we must have safe and reliable county roads and city streets.”

The bond funds for cities in Boone County will be used in the following manner:

  • Boone County – $850,000 for the resurfacing of various county roads
  • City of Florence – $300,000 for the resurfacing of various city streets
  • City of Walton – $30,000 for the resurfacing of Old Nicholson Road
  • City of Union – $50,000 for the resurfacing of various city streets

Transportation Cabinet Secretary Bill Nighbert added, “Governor Fletcher has charged the transportation cabinet with providing a safe and reliable highway network. These projects are examples of how we are partnering with local communities in order to accomplish that objective. These improvements will enhance the quality of life for residents of these communities in Boone County.”

In the past two years, local governments have received more additional state funding for their local road systems than at any other time in the history of the commonwealth.