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Repair efforts continue on flood-damaged state highways in Breathitt, Perry counties

Work is continuing on repair efforts on state highways in Breathitt and Perry counties as the recovery from catastrophic flooding in late July continues. Crews from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet and contractors are deployed in several locations in the two counties. Four routes remain closed, and some of the closures are expected to be long-term. […]

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Knott County road closure to affect traffic detoured from Perry County closure

A week-long road closure in Knott County that began Saturday, Aug. 20, will affect traffic being detoured due to a closure of KY 1087 in Perry County. The Department of Highways District 12 office in Pikeville closed KY 160 between KY 80 and KY 1087 for an emergency pipe replacement. They anticipate that the road […]

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Emergency Road Aid Funds Awarded to Powell County

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet today announced that the Powell County Fiscal Court will receive $31,200 in County Road Aid emergency funds for flood damage repairs on Sand Lick Road (CR 1111). “The Transportation Cabinet is pleased to approve this request for funding to provide assistance to Powell County to repair and maintain safe connections in […]

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Emergency Road Aid Funds Awarded to City of Hazard

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet today announced that the City of Hazard will receive $111,300 in Municipal Road Aid emergency funds for flood repairs on two city streets. “The Transportation Cabinet is pleased to approve this request for funding to provide assistance to Hazard to repair and maintain safe connections in the community,” said Transportation Secretary […]

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Morgan County team wins fourth straight District 10 Roadeo championship

Content and photo by District 10 H.B. Elkins Morgan’s Blake Elam wins individual title as event resumes after two-year COVID hiatus JACKSON, Ky. – After a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19 concerns, the Department of Highways District 10’s annual Equipment Operators Safety Training Conference and Roadeo equipment operating contest resumed this week. The two-year layoff from competition […]

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Bad Driveway of the Week The truth behind Stamper Drive

(Letter to Editor by Ron Hamblin) Recently a “newspaper” in Breathitt County published a story called, “Bad Road of the Week”. This article was a bashfest towards Breathitt County Judge Executive Jeff Noble. The problem with this far fetched article is, it was full of misinformation and obviously written as an attack on Judge Noble […]

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Mountain Parkway rest area to be closed during overnight hours through Jan. 26

SLADE, Ky. – Due to staffing issues, the Junior Williamson Rest Area located at Exit 33 along the Mountain Parkway in Powell County will be closed during overnight hours from Friday, Jan. 14, until Wednesday, Jan. 26. The restrooms and other building facilities will be unavailable from 11 p.m. until 7 a.m. each night during this time. […]