Department of Highways, District 5
TOLL BOOTH UNVEILED AS PART OF BULLITT CO. MUSEUM EXHIBIT
SHEPHERDSVILLE, KY. --(October 21, 2005)-- Today the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet dedicated a toll booth for the Bullitt County History Museum, as part of the permanent exhibit “Rivers, Roads, and Railroads.” Deputy Secretary Jim Adams, Chief District Engineer Barry Sanders, Bullitt Co. Judge Executive Kenneth Rigdon, and David Strange, the Executive Director of the museum, marked the occasion by tossing a few coins into this significant piece of Americana and vital component of the Kentucky’s parkway program.
“The history of toll roads and of the Turnpike Authority of Kentucky documents the vital importance of transportation to economic development in the Commonwealth”, said Deputy Transportation Cabinet Secretary Jim Adams. “I would like to commend all of the toll facility employees past and present for contributing to the prosperity of Kentucky.”
“We often think of history as long ago. But the present is but a short road from the past. Toll roads are rapidly fading from public memory in Kentucky,” David Strange said. “However, they are a part of our history as much as the wilderness paths which became the highways of today.”
The toll booth will now accept donations for the Bullitt County History Museum, a free service of the Bullitt County Genealogical Society. The museum began operations in October of 2004 in the renovated Bullitt County Courthouse.