I-65 widening project wins regional transportation award


A project that increased traffic capacity, improved safety and reduced congestion along a major artery in southcentral Kentucky has been recognized with a regional transportation award for coming in under budget.
The Interstate 65 widening project in Barren County increased a 5-mile stretch from four lanes to six lanes and reconstructed the Exit 53 interchange. The project was delivered for about $41 million – about $2.6 million under the contract amount – earning an award in the “Under Budget – Medium” category in the Southeast Regional competition of the America’s Transportation Awards program.

(09-01-2014) News

Kentucky Jumps 45 Places in National Entrepreneur Ranking

After being near the bottom a year ago, Kentucky’s entrepreneurial climate is now one of the best in the nation.
Governor Steve Beshear announced the annual State Entrepreneurship Index (SEI) ranked Kentucky fourth in the country for its ability to create businesses. The Commonwealth climbed 45 places from its ranking of 49th last year.
“Small businesses are the backbone of our economy,” said Gov. Beshear. “Over the past several years, this administration has focused on developing innovative programs and offering dynamic services to help these growing companies every step of the way. Even though this is a significant jump, I’m not surprised we’re producing great results. Kentucky is a tremendous place to grow a business.”

(08-24-2014) News

This Week in SOKY Indy Drug Awareness: LSD

source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lysergic_acid_diethylamide

It is difficult to describe the drug known as LSD without the use of highly technical language used in the medical field, but it becomes easier with a working understanding of its history.  LSD is one of the most common drugs associated with the hipster movement of the late sixties and seventies.  The drug Lysergic Acid Diethylamide is harvested from fungus that grows on wheat plants such as rye. According to an article written by one of the foremost medical minds in early American Psychiatry, Dr. Roy Grinker, LSD was originally designed to essentially loosen the mental barriers and defenses that were at the time thought to be preventing a psychotic patient from receiving logical insight.

(08-22-2014) News

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet eager to ĎAdoptí your studentís ideas

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) today announced the beginning of the 2014 Adopt-a-Highway Poster Contest.
Students across the Commonwealth are invited to submit creative works for use in the Adopt-a-Highway calendar for 2015. The contest is open to all Kentucky students of elementary, middle and high school age.

(08-22-2014) News

Traffic Impact Report for August 25 through August 29

The expected traffic impacts for August 25 through August 29. All work is subject to change.
Butler County
·       US 231, MP 9-11- On Monday, the contractor will continue work as part of the U.S. 231 widening project.  Throughout the project there may be multiple lane closures with flaggers in place from 8 a.m. -5:00 p.m.  Both lanes of traffic have been switched onto a portion of the newly constructed roadway.  Motorists are encouraged to stay off of their phones and be aware of new traffic patterns.  During morning and afternoon rush hours the delay may be up to 10 minutes.

(08-21-2014) News

Uncensored with Casey Turci - Recap

Recap on the first videos.

(08-17-2014) News

Uncensored with Casey Turci: Sign Ordinance Fail

Check out the newest installment of Uncensored with Casey Turci.  In this video, Casey addresses the Morgantown Sign Ordinance.

(08-15-) News

Traffic Impact Report for August 18 through August 22

(08-15-2014) News

KSP Still Searching for Answers in the Kidnapping of Heather Teague

A KSP detective searches through the debris from a cistern looking for any clues which may assist them in the kidnapping of Heather Teague.

(08-27-2014) News

Uncensored with Casey Turci and Special Guest David Fields

Judge Executive David Fields discusses the lawsuit pertaining to the old dump.

(08-23-2014) News

Uncensored with Casey Turci - McConnell Visits Morgantown

Mitch McConnell defends his position on coal despite his wife sitting on the board of directors of...

(08-22-2014) News

Governor Beshear Commentary

Governor Beshear's commentary on the broadband update.

(08-22-2014) News

Seeking Next-Generation Student Council Applicants

In order to gain valuable feedback from Kentucky students and to engage student leaders in learning by doing, Commissioner of Education Terry Holliday created the Next-Generation Student Council. This group meets with the commissioner and Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) staff, both in person and virtually, to discuss how decisions made at the state level are affecting students throughout Kentucky and provide feedback - from a student perspective - on critical issues impacting Kentucky students and schools.
The Next-Generation Student Council is a year-long program for Kentucky public school students in grades 10-12.

(08-20-2014) News

Farm Bill Allows Early Termination for Certain CRP Contracts

USDA Kentucky Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director, John W. McCauley reminds producers that as of Aug. 6, producers with acres under contract through the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) can apply for early contract termination, as required by the 2014 Farm Bill. The deadline to request early CRP contract termination is Jan. 30, 2015.

(08-15-2014) News

Gov. Beshear to Attend Grand Opening of Glen Abbey Crossing Housing Project

Gov. Beshear, to Attend Grand Opening of Glen Abbey Crossing Housing Project in Hopkins County....

(08-15-2014) News

2014 Ballots set for November Election

(08-13-2014) News

Traffic Impact Report for August 11 through August 15

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