Department of Highways, District 11

Press Release Date:  Wednesday, November 08, 2006  
Contact Information:  SANDY RUDDER
(606) 598-2145

MANCHESTER, KY (November 8, 2006)- The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has a program called the Facilities Pride Program.  The program began in 2003 as a way to recognize maintenance workers across the state for taking pride in their facilities.

 The Harlan County Maintenance crew of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has been chosen as the Best Maintained Facility within their eight county district which consists of Bell, Clay, Harlan, Jackson, Knox, Laurel, Leslie and Whitley Counties.

 Mr. John Martin, Property and Supply Services in Frankfort and Mr. Greene Keith, District 11 Executive Director, presented the award today at the District Office in Manchester.  Mr. Leon Cole, Superintendent for the crew accepted the award.   This is an award that places emphasis on the district field offices within the Transportation Cabinet.  “This is where our reputation is made and the facility the general public sees,” said Mr. Keith.  The award is given to a maintenance crew selected and recognized for their efforts in upgrading and maintaining their facilities.

 The program evolved as a means of encouraging workers to take pride in the appearance of their building and grounds.  Whenever possible, employees perform maintenance on their own facility thus preventing the cabinet from expending money on outside contractors.  Employees recently painted their facility inside and out as well as clearing brush and maintaining the appearance of the lot.  The Harlan Maintenance Crew consists of 18 employees. 

 The new sign will be displayed in the office for employees and the public to view.