Governor Ernie Fletcher’s Communications Office
Governor Fletcher Announces Transportation Investments in Simpson County

Press Release Date:  Thursday, October 04, 2007  
Contact Information:  Jodi Whitaker

Mark Brown

Improving infrastructure ‘lays foundation for better quality of life’

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Governor Ernie Fletcher today presented $500,000 in funding for local transportation improvements in Simpson County and the city of Franklin. The funding will allow portions of several roads and streets to be resurfaced.

“Condition of the streets has a lot to say about how a community is perceived,” the Governor said during a ceremony at the Simpson County Courthouse. “A strong community has well-paved streets.

“When we improve our transportation infrastructure we lay the foundation for a better quality of life. I am proud that my administration has given more money back to local communities for use in improving their local roads and streets than ever before,” Governor Fletcher said.

“I appreciate the Governor’s support for local communities,” said Sen. Richie Sanders (R-Franklin).  “This investment will go a long way toward improving the transportation infrastructure in Franklin and Simpson County.”

Governor Fletcher presented the following:

  • $400,000 to the citizens of Simpson County for resurfacing Sloss Road (2.5 miles), Peden Mill Road (1.13 miles), Barnes School Road (3.42 miles), and Gregory Road (0.89 mile) 
  • $100,000 to the city of Franklin for resurfacing Kentucky and Liberty streets

“By working collaboratively, we have identified and prioritized investments that will truly benefit the people of Franklin and Simpson County,” said Governor Fletcher.  “We are laying a solid foundation for a brighter future in Kentucky for generations to come.”