Department of Highways, District 10
TRANSPORTATION CABINET ANNOUNCES $440,000 IN FUNDING FOR CITY OF BEATTYVILLE AND LEE COUNTY

Press Release Date:  Tuesday, August 22, 2006  
Contact Information:  Contact: Doug Hogan
Office of Public Affairs
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet
(502) 564-3419
H.B. Elkins
(606) 666-8841
 


Beattyville, KY - (Aug. 22, 2006) – Governor Ernie Fletcher and the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) announced today that $440,000 in Transportation Cabinet bond funds have been awarded for projects in Beattyville and Lee County. On behalf of the Governor, Secretary of the Transportation Cabinet Bill Nighbert presented ceremonial checks to local officials at the Lee County Community Center this afternoon.

"I am determined to reach the goals set out by Governor Fletcher to make our highway system the best that it can be. We are working diligently in every aspect of transportation to ensure tax dollars are utilized efficiently and that the projectwe undertake further our mission," said Secretary Nighbert. "These projects in Beattyville and Lee County are improving the local transportation system and helping us to strong communities."

The KYTC bond funds will be used in the following manner:

  • $350,000 to resurface various Lee County roads.
  • $90,000 to resurface Beattyville city streets.

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.

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