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Kentucky 2014 highway fatality figures released
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Jan. 22, 2015) – Highway fatalities in Kentucky increased in 2014 after a record low in 2013.

KYTC Secretary Hancock receives award for leadership on national transportation issues

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Jan. 16, 2015) – Kentucky Transportation Secretary Mike Hancock has received a national award for his leadership on U.S. highway transportation issues.

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet among first partners of Waze Connected Citizens program
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Jan. 7, 2015) – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet and Waze (, the real-time, “crowd-sourced” navigation app powered by the world’s largest communities of drivers, have entered into a partnership through the new Waze Connected Citizens program, the company’s largest municipal effort to date.

Kentucky launches website to process motor carriers’ fuel tax returns
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Jan. 6, 2015) – Beginning this month, Kentucky will start processing its own International Fuel Tax Agreement (IFTA) returns, simplifying the procedure and saving taxpayer money. It’s a process that’s been two years in the making.

Law enforcement officers, agencies honored for impaired driving enforcement
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Dec. 16, 2014) – The Kentucky Office of Highway Safety (KOHS) today honored 193 law enforcement officers from 169 agencies across the Commonwealth for their efforts to target impaired drivers. 
Clark County man, woman indicted in copper wire thefts on highways
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Dec. 23, 2014) – A Clark County man and woman have been indicted on felony charges involving theft of copper wire from lighting systems on Kentucky highways.

Construction projects suspended to ease holiday travel
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Dec. 22, 2014) – In an effort to ease holiday travel, construction on most major roadways in Kentucky is being suspended through the holiday. Nonetheless, motorists are cautioned to be alert for lane closures in many locations.

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet announces winners of 2014 Adopt-a-Highway Poster Contest
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Dec. 16, 2014) – Students from Williamstown Independent Schools in Grant County, Drakes Creek Middle School in Warren County, Immaculate Heart of Mary in Boone County and Simpson Elementary in Simpson County took first place in the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s 2014 Adopt-a-Highway poster contest.

Kentucky’s commercial vehicle inspection system named ‘Project of the Year’
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Dec. 8, 2014) – Kentucky’s innovative use of technology for screening large commercial trucks that pass through the Commonwealth has been named 2014 Project of the Year by the Intelligent Transportation Society of the Midwest.

Motor fuels tax rate to decline by 4.3 cents per gallon on Jan. 1
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 19, 2014) – Kentucky’s “gas tax” on sales of gasoline, diesel and ethanol motor fuels will drop by 4.3 cents per gallon on New Year’s Day, resulting in a loss to the Kentucky Road Fund of about $129 million on an annualized basis.

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