Department of Highways, District 10

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

Booneville, KY - (Aug. 22, 2006) – Governor Ernie Fletcher and the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) announced today that $300,000 in Transportation Cabinet bond funds have been awarded for projects in Owsley County. On behalf of the Governor, Secretary of the Transportation Cabinet Bill Nighbert presented ceremonial checks to local officials during a Cabinet function at the Lee County Community Center in Beattyville this afternoon.

"This administration is determined to maintain and improve the highway system across this Commonwealth," said Secretary Nighbert. "Governor Fletcher's goal for Owsley County ist he same as it is for any other part of the state. We want quality roads that lead to quality jobs for the residents of Owsley County. It's all part of our commitment to building strong communities across Kentucky."

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

  • $300,000 to resurface various Owsley County roads.

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.