Department of Highways, District 10
MEDIA ADVISORY: KYTC Department of Highways District 10 to Hold Equipment Roadeo Thursday, Sept. 14

Press Release Date:  Friday, September 08, 2006  
Contact Information:  H.B. ELKINS
(606) 666-8841

JACKSON, KY. – (Sept. 9, 2006) -- Employees of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet's Department of Highways District 10 will participate in the district's first Equipment Roadeo on Thursday, Sept. 14. The event will be held at the district's equipment garage located on KY 11 south of Beattyville in Lee County. It will begin at 8:30 a.m. and should be over by 4 p.m.

KYTC District 10 employees from Breathitt, Estill, Lee, Magoffin, Menifee, Morgan, Owsley, Perry, Powell and Wolfe counties will be participating. The competition is open to any District 10 employee with a CDL. Other districts have held similar events in the past, but this is the first for District 10. Competition will be held in three events and winners will advance to the state competition Oct. 5 at Kentucky Speedway.

This competition allows equipment operators to show off their skill as well as to begin preparing for snow and ice removal season.

Media outlets from the District 10 area are invited to attend. Those wishing to cover the Equipment Roadeo are asked to contact H.B. Elkins, District 10 public information officer, at (606) 666-8841 or to confirm their attendance and get directions.

In case of rain, the event will be moved back to Friday, Sept. 15. If there is inclement weather in the area, please contact the Beattyville Equipment Garage at (606) 464-2417 to confirm the event is still scheduled prior to traveling.