Governor Ernie Fletcher’s Communications Office
Secretary Robbie Rudolph Presents Funding for Transportation Projects in Bullitt County

Press Release Date:  Tuesday, October 24, 2006  
Contact Information:  Jodi Whitaker
502-564-2611

Doug Hogan
502-564-3419
 


FRANKFORT, Ky. – Robbie Rudolph, secretary of Governor Ernie Fletcher’s Executive Cabinet, visited Mt. Washington today to present ceremonial checks totaling $268,000 in funding for important area transportation projects. 

“This funding represents Governor Fletcher’s commitment to investing in transportation projects throughout the Commonwealth,” said Secretary Rudolph. “These projects will have a significant impact on the quality of life in Bullitt County and further demonstrate the Governor’s commitment to building strong communities across Kentucky.”

Secretary Rudolph presented six ceremonial checks for funding that will be used to enhance area roads. The road bond funds will be used in the following manner:

  • $16,000 to resurface Garden Court in Hebron Estates
  • $75,000 to resurface various city streets in Hillview
  • $100,000 to resurface various city streets in Mount Washington
  • $35,000 to resurface various city streets in Pioneer Village

$35,000 to resurface Sanders Lane in Lebanon Junction
$7,000 to resurface city streets City of Fox Chase
“I am so glad to see these much-needed funds come to Bullitt County with our growing population.  They will go toward improving our roads by making them smoother and safer for all the residents of Bullitt County,” said Rep. Mary Harper (R-Shepherdsville).  “I greatly appreciate Governor Fletcher's support and thank him for working with me to secure these funds for Bullitt County.”

Hebron Estates and Lebanon Junction received the announcement of their funding for the first time today.  Hillview, Mount Washington, Pioneer Village and Fox Chase were recently informed of their awards and given ceremonial checks today. 

“We are working tirelessly to improve our highway system across the state,” said Transportation Cabinet Secretary Bill Nighbert.  “These projects are further examples of this administration’s cooperative efforts with local governments to improve the quality of life for local residents.”

Sen. Gary Tapp (R-Waddy) said, “Roads carry us to our jobs and schools.  These are the kinds of projects we envisioned when the Senate approved one of the largest road discretionary fund pools in history.”

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


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