|KYTC asks organizations to “Glow Orange” for work zone safety awareness|
Ky. (March 16, 2017) – While many Kentuckians associate the color orange with rival college
athletics programs, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) today announced
“Glow Orange, Kentucky” week, an initiative inspired by a national campaign to
increase work zone safety awareness.
|Designate a sober driver this St. Patrick’s Day|
FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 10, 2017) – As
Kentuckians prepare to celebrate one of the country’s most popular holidays,
the Kentucky Office of Highway Safety (KOHS) is reminding motorists to plan for
a designated driver before the St. Patrick’s Day party begins.
|Transportation crews to begin treating for noxious weeds|
FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 10,
2017) — Kentucky Transportation Cabinet crews will
begin treating for noxious and nuisance weeds throughout the state this
month. The treatments aid in controlling the spread of undesirable plants
along state highway rights of way.
|2017 Kentucky Official Highway Map is now available|
Ky. (Feb. 23, 2017) – Featuring the Commonwealth's expansive waterways, Kentucky's new road
maps will create quite a splash in the upcoming travel season.
|Kentucky Motor Vehicle Commission abolishes employment barrier for job seekers|
Ky. (Feb. 13, 2017) – Following Governor Matt Bevin’s lead on ‘fair chance’ employment and
granting ‘second chances’ to individuals with criminal histories, the Kentucky
Motor Vehicle Commission voted on Friday to remove a long-standing hurdle in
the hiring process.
|OP-ED: Highway fatalities on the rise|
Ky. (Feb. 2, 2017)
- No one is ever prepared to say a final goodbye. There’s a unique sting
that accompanies deaths that were seemingly avoidable and unnecessary. Last
year in Kentucky, 835 people died in crashes. More than half were not buckled
up and 20 percent died with impairment as a factor. For the families,
co-workers and communities left behind, each number represents an irreplaceable
person whose life was snuffed out too early. These are grim, and all too
common realities in Kentucky.
|Adopt-a-Highway program announces 2016 art contest winners|
Ky. (Jan. 31, 2017) –
Students from Greenwood High School in Warren County, St. Joseph Academy in
Boone County, Warner Elementary in Jessamine County and Joe Harrison Carter
Elementary in Monroe County took first place in the Kentucky Transportation
Cabinet’s (KYTC) 2016 Adopt-a-Highway Art Contest.
|KYTC offers scholarships for civil engineering students|
Ky. (Jan. 27, 2017) - Continuing
one of the Commonwealth’s most attractive postsecondary education
opportunities, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) will award up to 30
new scholarships for the 2017-2018 school year for students pursuing civil
engineering and engineering technology degrees.
|The Department of Vehicle Regulation extends hours of operation|
Ky. (Jan. 25, 2017) – To
better serve Kentucky citizens, businesses and governmental agencies located in
the Central time zone, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s Department of
Vehicle Regulation (DVR) is extending its hours of operation to 5:30 p.m. EST
(4:30 p.m. CST).
|Beaver Dam rest area on Western Kentucky Parkway closed temporarily|
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Jan. 8, 2017)—A popular rest stop on the Wendell Ford-Western
Kentucky Parkway has temporarily closed its doors and switched off the gas
pumps as the lease with the current vendor has expired and a recent bid process
was terminated due to the bidder's failure to provide complete information.