Department of Highways, District 6
KYTC Crew Members Named ‘Roads Scholars’ and ‘Road Masters’
14 graduate from training in District 6
Covington, Kentucky. (January 3, 2008) – The Kentucky Transportation Center recently named 14 crew members from Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 6 region as “Roads Scholars” or “Road Masters” for completing its rigorous training course.
“We applaud these dedicated employees,” said Transportation Secretary Joe Prather. “They have demonstrated their commitment to excellence by completing very formidable training programs. They are also devoted to the cabinet’s mission of maintaining safe and reliable roadways throughout the commonwealth.”
Roads Scholar and Road Master training is offered yearly by the Technology Transfer Program of the Kentucky Transportation Center, located at the University of Kentucky College of Engineering.
Training covers such topics as traffic management, communications, drainage and basics of hot-mix asphalt, among others. The combined programs total 96 training hours and serve individuals from local and state transportation agencies as well as private businesses.
More than 150 Roads Scholars and nearly 80 Road Masters completed the 2007 training series. To honor their outstanding efforts, graduation ceremonies were held in December throughout the state.
Fourteen maintenance and division of planning crew members in District 6’s northern counties participated in the ceremonies.
Department of Highways crew members graduating as 2007 Roads Scholars include, by work county:
- BOONE: Adam Fox and Keith Shields.
- BRACKEN: Gary Rhoden.
- CAMPBELL: Albert Fields and Megan Rhoden.
- GALLATIN: Jim Perry and Jerry Webster.
- GRANT: Joe Rodriquez.
- OWEN: Frank Pryor and Roy Smoot.
- PENDLETON: Cory Adams, Kevin Colvin, Josh Platt and Kevin Wolfe.
Ten District 6 crew members attained distinction as graduates of the Road Masters program, a training course that goes beyond the Roads Scholars series. They are: Adam Fox and Keith Shields of Boone County; Gary Rhoden of Bracken County; Albert Fields of Campbell County; Jim Perry and Jerry Webster of Gallatin County; Joe Rodriquez of Grant County; Frank Pryor and Roy Smoot of Owen County and Kevin Wolfe of Pendleton County.
The new graduates join the 1,436 Roads Scholars and the 893 Road Masters who earlier completed the programs.
“We are proud of all our crew members who dedicate themselves daily to improving our highways in Northern Kentucky,” said Tom Schomaker, District 6 chief engineer. “We also commend those who strive to improve themselves by taking advantage of these training programs.”
Information on the Technology Transfer Program of the Kentucky Transportation Center can be found at www.kyt2.com or by calling (800) 432-0719.
Back row left to right – Kevin Wolfe, Josh Platt and Randy Colvin of Pendleton County Crew 096, Albert Fields of Campbell County Crew 019, Adam Fox of Boone County Crew 008 and Gary Rhoden of Bracken County Crew 012.
Front row left to right – Roy Smoot of Owen County Crew 094, Megan Rhoden of Campbell County Crew 019, Joe Rodriquez of Grant County, Tom Schomaker, Chief District Engineer, Cory Adams of Pendleton County Crew 096, Keith Shields of Boone County Crew 008 and Frank Pryor of Owen County Crew 094.