Saturday, June 04, 2011


EKB Capsule News...Kentucky...6-5-'11

 U.S. Sen. Olympia Snowe is charging that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration discriminated against the town of Fort Kent because of its remote location in extreme northern Maine. The charge came after community officials in Fort Kent were told their grant for an underage drinking prevention program had been rejected because the community was "WAAAAAAYY off the beaten path," making it inconvenient for program staff to visit. Instead, the Traffic Safety Administration chose Mason City, Iowa, and Louisville, Ky., for the $175,000 grants. Fort Kent is about 290 miles north of Augusta. Snowe says the transportation agency's decision to deny Fort Kent's application because of its location is "wrong" and "unfair." Snowe is asking Traffic Safety Administrator David Strickland to fix the situation immediately.

Paving operations on US 23 in Greenup County willswitch to northbound lanes beginning Monday, June 6, as contractors work
between Ashland and Raceland. There will also be some shoulder work that
will impact traffic on southbound lanes next week. One lane of US 23 will be closed in areas where crews are working -
approximately 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day. All lanes will reopen at night,
although travel may be on rough surfaces at times. During construction, efforts are being made to keep lane closures short
and minimize delays. However, motorists should be prepared for longer
drive times, especially in heavy traffic, and should plan routes accordingly. Motorists are advised to slow down, "Drive Smart" in work
zones and remain aware of workers and construction equipment at all times. The work is part of a Kentucky Transportation Cabinet project to improve 4.48 miles of US 23 between the Boyd County line and KY 750 at Raceland under a $2 million low-bid contract with Mountain Enterprises Inc.

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