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Transportation Secretary Jim Gray Issues Official Order to Speed Relief to Victims of Weather Disaster Secretary Official Order Flood EmergencyStatewideFrankfort3/5/2021
Temporarily lifts restrictions on commercial drivers involved in restoring power, delivering fuel
Contact Email: naitore.djigbenou@ky.gov; chuck.wolfe@ky.gov
KPTIA MeetingKPTIA Meeting Media AdvisoryStatewideFrankfort3/4/2021
The Kentucky Public Transportation Infrastructure Authority (KPTIA) will hold a web-based video conference meeting on Friday, March 5, 2021, at 1 p.m. ET.
Contact Email: Naitore.Djigbenou@ky.gov
Governor Beshear Announces Funding for Riverport ImprovementsGOV Riverport FundingStatewideFrankfort2/25/2021
Gov. Andy Beshear today announced the awarding of a grant of $48,415 for critical safety improvements at the Eddyville Riverport and Industrial Development Authority.
Contact Email: Crystal.Staley@ky.gov; chuck.wolfe@ky.gov
Transportation Cabinet Releases Preliminary 2020 Highway Fatality Count Preliminary fatality numbersStatewideFrankfort2/25/2021
Fatalities up 46 compared to 2019
Contact Email: Erin.Eggen@ky.gov
Gov. Beshear Provides Update on Winter Storm SafetyWednesday Storm UpdateStatewideFrankfort2/17/2021
Today, Gov. Andy Beshear said road crews are continuing to work around the clock to clear roads as the state prepares for its third winter storm in eight days, expected to start this evening.
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Gov. Beshear Provides Update on COVID-19Wednesday COVID UpdateStatewideFrankfort2/17/2021
On Wednesday, Gov. Andy Beshear said Kentucky continues to hold its progress against COVID-19, but it is too early to relax precautions.
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Gov. Beshear: Federal Government Again Increases COVID-19 VaccineCOVID-19 Vaccine Increase, Winter Storm UpdateStatewideFrankfort2/16/2021
– On Tuesday, Gov. Andy Beshear updated Kentuckians
on the winter storm that has impacted communities across the commonwealth, as well as the
state’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout.
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Gov. Beshear Urges Caution with Multiple Winter Storms Reaching Kentucky Weather UpdateStatewideFrankfort2/15/2021
With several inches of snow expected to fall today and into the night throughout much of the commonwealth, Gov. Andy Beshear said Kentuckians should avoid travel unless absolutely necessary.
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Gov. Beshear Asks Kentuckians to Prepare for more Snow, IceWinter Storm ReleaseStatewideFrankfort2/15/2021
Today, Gov. Andy Beshear said Kentuckians must prepare now for more rounds of winter storms from Sunday night through Thursday night, with the heaviest snow most likely Monday during the afternoon rush hour.
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Weather-Related Power Outages Create Dark Traffic SignalsTraffic Signals ReleaseStatewideFrankfort2/12/2021
When snow and ice or other severe weather knock out electric power, it’s not just buildings that go dark. Traffic signals often go lights-out, as well.
Contact Email: chuck.wolfe@ky.gov
Transportation Secretary Jim Gray Issues Official Order to Speed Relief to Victims of Snow and Ice EventOfficial Order to Speed Relief to Victims of Snow and Ice EventStatewideFrankfort2/11/2021
Kentucky Transportation Secretary Jim Gray has signed an official order temporarily suspending certain restrictions on motor carriers engaged in restoring power
Contact Email: naitore.djigbenou@ky.gov; chuck.wolfe@ky.gov
Gov. Beshear Issues State of Emergency in Response to Dangerous WinterIce Storm Emergency - MDNStatewideFrankfort2/11/2021
Today, Gov. Andy Beshear issued a State of Emergency
as a dangerous winter storm blanketed much of the commonwealth in a wintry mix of snow and
ice amid plunging temperatures.
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Gov. Beshear: State Offices Closed Thursday Due to Dangerous RoadClosure of State GovernmentStatewideFrankfort2/11/2021
– This morning, Gov. Andy Beshear said to ensure the
safety of all Kentuckians and limit traffic on icy and dangerous roads, state offices are closed
today, Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021.
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Gov. Beshear, State Officials Provide Update on Winter StormSnow and Ice Presser ReleaseStatewideFrankfort2/11/2021
Today, Gov. Andy Beshear updated Kentuckians on a
hazardous winter storm system that will impact communities across the state starting today.
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Transportation Crews Preparing for Significant Winter Storm Threatening Prolonged Icy Road ConditionsWinter Weather Storm EventStatewideFrankfort2/9/2021
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) highway snowfighters today are preparing for a major winter storm packing damaging ice ahead of snow and possibly bitter cold that will impact road conditions across the state.
Contact Email: naitore.djigbenou@ky.gov; chuck.wolfe@ky.gov
Transportation Cabinet Issues Text Message Scam AlertWarns recipients of a text phishing attempt reported today impersonating a state agencyStatewideFrankfort2/6/2021
Victims advised to follow Attorney General's identity theft guidance.
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet warns recipients of a text phishing attempt reported today impersonating a state agency.
Contact Email: Naitore.Djigbenou@ky.gov
State Agencies Team-up to Provide IdentificationState Agencies Team-up to Provide Identification Cards for State InmatesStatewideFrankfort2/5/2021
Today, the Justice and Public Safety Cabinet announced the launch of a two-year project developed through a multi-agency collaboration to provide state ID cards for Kentucky’s justice-involved population.
Contact Email: Morgan.Hall@ky.gov
Super Bowl LV Viewers Reminded ‘Fans Don’t Let Fans Drive Drunk’Super Bowl FDLFDD ReleaseStatewideFrankfort2/4/2021
Football fans across the country are gearing up for America’s most-watched sporting event, Super Bowl LV, on Sunday, Feb. 7. While celebrations will look different this year due to COVID-19, the dangers of drunken driving remain the same.
Contact Email: erin.eggen@ky.gov
Gov. Beshear Announces Extension of Mail-in Renewal Option forMail Renewal ExtensionStatewideFrankfort2/1/2021
To minimize the spread of COVID-19, Gov. Andy Beshear today announced an extension of a special program for remote renewal of qualifying expired Kentucky driver’s license and ID cards.
Contact Email: Naitore.Djigbenou@ky.gov; Chuck.Wolfe@ky.gov
Gov. Beshear Announces Opening of KYTC Regional Driver Licensing Office in BurlingtonBurlington Regional DL OfficeStatewideFrankfort2/1/2021
Gov. Andy Beshear today announced the opening of a Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) Regional Driver Licensing Office in Burlington, Boone County.
Contact Email: naitore.djigbenou@ky.gov; chuck.wolfe@ky.gov
Gov. Beshear Announces Official Opening of New Location for KYTC Regional Driver Licensing Office in OwensboroOwensboro Regional DL Office ReopeningStatewideFrankfort1/25/2021
Gov. Andy Beshear today announced that the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) Regional Driver Licensing Office in Owensboro has moved
Contact Email: Chuck.Wolfe@ky.gov
State Transportation Crews Deploy Ahead of New Snow FrontSnow and Ice ReleaseStatewideFrankfort1/15/2021
– Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) snowfighters
deployed in various sections of the commonwealth today to get a jump on an approaching weather front bringing snow.
Contact Email: Naitore.Djigbenou@ky.gov
KYTC offers scholarships for civil engineering students Civil Engineering ScholarshipsStatewideFrankfort1/14/2021
For more than 70 years, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) has paved the way for Kentucky’s youth to pursue rewarding careers in engineering by offering two scholarship programs that help pay for tuition and guarantee a job.
Contact Email: Chuck.Wolfe@ky.gov
Transportation, Finance Cabinet Upgrade Roadway Lighting with LEDs, Reducing Energy Use and Saving Millions in Future CostsLED Initiative FinalStatewideFrankfort12/29/2020
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet and the Finance and Administration Cabinet have launched an initiative to replace thousands of roadway lighting fixtures across the state with energy saving LED lights.
Contact Email: naitore.djigbenou@ky.gov; Jill.Midkiff@ky.gov
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet ‘Snowfighters’ On Alert for Holiday Wintry MixKentucky Transportation Cabinet ‘Snowfighters’ On Alert for Holiday Wintry MixStatewideFrankfort12/23/2020
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) snowfighters are on alert for some wintry Christmas weather.
Contact Email: naitore.djigbenou@ky.gov; chuck.wolfe@ky.gov
Gov. Beshear Announces KYTC Regional Driver Licensing Office in BowlingBowling Green Regional DL Office ReopeningStatewideFrankfort12/22/2020
Gov. Andy Beshear today announced that the Kentucky
Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) Regional Driver Licensing Office in Bowling Green has moved into larger, permanent quarters...
Contact Email: chuck.wolfe@ky.gov
Ahead of Schedule and Under Budget: All Lanes of Travel on the Brent Spence Bridge Expected Open Later TodayBrent Spence OpeningStatewideFrankfort12/22/2020
Gov. Andy Beshear and Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) Secretary Jim Gray today announced the end of a six-week emergency repair project to restore and reopen the Brent Spence Bridge one day ahead of the scheduled completion date.
Contact Email: Naitore.Djigbenou@ky.gov; chuck.wolfe@ky.gov
Brent Spence Bridge Repair Update: Inspectors Confirm Bridge Safety, Final Repair WorkInspectors Confirm Bridge SafetyStatewideFrankfort12/21/2020
This afternoon, the final inspections on the Brent Spence Bridge were
completed.
Contact Email: nancy.wood@ky.gov; Naitore.djigbenou@ky.gov 
Transportation Secretary Jim Gray Announces Crews are ‘Rounding Third’ Once Final Concrete Work Occurs This Week for Brent Spence Bridge Repair Project Secretary BSB ProgressStatewideFrankfort12/16/2020
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Secretary (KYTC) Jim Gray today said the anticipated final pouring of new concrete signals the final stretch of work needed to complete the emergency repair project before reopening the Brent Spence Bridge.
Contact Email: naitore.djigbenou@ky.gov; chuck.wolfe@ky.gov
2020 Progress on the Mountain Parkway ExpansionDecember 2020 Progress UpdateStatewideFrankfort12/18/2020
2020 was a year of great success for the Mountain Parkway
Expansion project.
Contact Email: chelsea@c2strategic.com; naitore.djigbenou@ky.gov
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