Department of Highways, District 11

Press Release Date:  Wednesday, September 20, 2006  
Contact Information:  Doug Hogan
Selena Curry
Office of Public Affairs
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet
(502) 564-3419

Manchester, KY - (September 20, 2006) – Governor Ernie Fletcher and the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) announced today that $558,000 in KYTC bond funds has been awarded for projects in the City of Manchester and Clay County. Senator Robert Stivers (R-Manchester) presented ceremonial checks to local officials at the Clay County Administrative Building 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 projects we undertake further our mission,” said Transportation Secretary Bill Nighbert. “These projects in Manchester and Clay County are improving the local transportation system and making lives better for everyone in the community.”

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

• $538,000 to the citizens of Clay County to resurface various county roads
• $20,000 to the City of Manchester to resurface various city streets

 “I appreciate the work the Transportation Cabinet has done for this area of Kentucky,” said Senator Stivers. “Clay County and other local communities have received more funding for roads from this administration than from any other administration.”

“Clay County has a special type of terrain and because of this, it takes more money to repair our roadways,” said Representative Tim Couch. “I appreciate the commitment the Governor and the Transportation Cabinet have for our rural community.”

Clay County Judge-Executive James Garrison said, “We are very happy for the continued assistance provided by Secretary Nighbert and the Transportation Cabinet to improve our roads for the people of Clay County.”

“This funding is greatly needed to repair our roads,” said Mayor of Manchester Daugh White. “The City of Manchester appreciates the help of the Transportation Cabinet to improve our community’s 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.



  • L to R:  Stanley Bowling, Magistrate
  •        Mike Patrick, Special Asst. to Commissioner of Intergovernmental Affair    
  •        Senator Robert Stivers
  •        James Garrison, Clay Co. Judge Executive
  •        Terry Davidson, Magistrate
  •        Randall Wagers, Magistrate
  •        Clinton Johnson, Magistrate
  •        Tommy Harmon, Magistrate


  • L to R:     Mike Patrick, Special Asst. to Comm.
  •              Senator Robert Stivers
  •              Daugh White, Mayor
  •              Darnell Hipsher, City Council
  •              Jeff Deaton, City Council
  •              Carmen Lewis, City Council
  •              Pam Mathis, Renaissance City Mgr.