District 9
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Honors the Commonwealth's Best Maintained Rest Area

Press Release Date:  Wednesday, March 15, 2006  
Contact Information:  Mark A. Brown
Public Information Officer

FLEMINGSBURG, KY – (March 10, 2006) -- The I-64 Eastbound Rest Area in Carter County has been recognized as the Best Maintained Rest Area of the Year for 2005, continuing a tradition of excellence. 

Motorists consistently give the facility high praise for its upkeep.  A family from Latrobe, Pennsylvania commented that the Carter Eastbound Rest Area is the cleanest “rest stop” they have ever seen.  James Wilkerson, of Florence Mississippi said it was the cleanest rest area in the country and added, “Keep up the good work!”  

During a recognition ceremony today, employees of Community Services Project, Inc. were presented certificates honoring their hard work. 

“We are extremely proud of the work that you do at the rest area,” said Assistant State Highway Engineer Shari Greenwell, who made the presentation.  “Your dedication to service is the reason our rest areas are among the cleanest, best maintained in the nation.”

Carter County’s eastbound rest area has a long history of receiving high marks for maintenance, winning the Best Maintained award in 1999, 2000, and 2002, and tying for the award in 2004.

Randy Stull, Branch Manager of Maintenance for District 9 of the Department of Highways, commended both employees of Community Services Project and Department of Highways personnel who are devoted to the facility’s upkeep.  “Having clean, accessible rest areas for motorists is just another way that we are fulfilling our mission to provide a safe and reliable transportation system,” Stull said.

Transportation Cabinet Secretary Bill Nighbert emphasized the importance of providing well-maintained rest areas to motorists, and praised the Carter County facility for a job well done. 

“Motorists traveling Kentucky interstates recognize and appreciate the high level of care and attention that is given to ensure a safe, clean environment is maintained at our rest areas,” Secretary Nighbert said.  “The employees at the Carter County Eastbound Rest Area do an exemplary job everyday to make sure the facility reflects well on our great Commonwealth.”