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

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

Selena Curry

Money to be used for street improvements in eight cities within the county

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Governor Ernie Fletcher’s Executive Cabinet Secretary, Robbie Rudolph, and officials from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet visited Wilder City Hall this afternoon to announce that $1,421,675 in KYTC bond funds have been awarded to Campbell County and eight cities within the county. 

“It is vital that we strive for the best local transportation infrastructure possible for Campbell County and its cities,” said Secretary Rudolph. “This funding will provide local governments with money to address some of their needs. Our objective is a transportation network that provides safe roads and increased economic development opportunities. This announcement today is an example of how that objective is being accomplished as Governor Fletcher works to build stronger communities across the commonwealth.” 

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

  • Campbell County – $450,000 for the replacement of Uhl Road Bridge and resurfacing of Pleasant Ridge Road
  • City of Newport – $300,000 for the resurfacing of Ninth Street 
  • City of Bellevue – $200,000 for the Covert Run Rehab Project
  • City of Highland Heights – $110,000 for the Bon Jan Drive Rehab project
  • City of Cold Springs – $65,000 for the resurfacing of various city streets
  • City of Wilder – $60,000 for the resurfacing of Williams Way and Plum Street
  • City of Alexandria – $110,000 for the resurfacing of various city streets
  • City of Dayton – $80,000 for the Chateau Ridge Project
  • City of Southgate – $46,675 for the resurfacing of various city streets

“Finally, the people of Campbell County are getting a return on all the tax dollars that we have sent to Frankfort for so many years,” said Sen. Katie Stine (R-Southgate). “By working with Reps. Fischer and Reinhardt, we have provided improvements in education, infrastructure and access to justice. Campbell County is on the verge of a great economic expansion due to the growth at NKU, area businesses, and greater access through road improvement.”

“These projects address serious needs throughout Campbell County,” said Rep Joe Fischer (R-Ft. Thomas). “We appreciate the Governor and the Transportation Cabinet for recognizing this important need for Campbell County.  The Governor has been a great friend to Campbell County and we appreciate his help."

“Governor Fletcher is to be commended for his commitment to providing a highway system which can support the kind of progress and growth we’ve observed here in Campbell County,” Transportation Cabinet Secretary Bill Nighbert added.

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.