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KYTC’s 2020 Recommended Highway Plan prioritizes safety, fast-tracks major regional access projects

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) presented the 2020 Recommended Highway Plan to lawmakers that prioritizes safety and fast-tracks major regional access projects to improve the quality of life for Kentucky families and boost economic development. The Plan features a historic biennium investment of $100 million to improve safety conditions on rural roads through the Highway Safety Improvement...

Butler County Farm Bureau honored as KFB’s top county for third consecutive year

Recognized for outstanding programming and for having a positive impact on both the community and its membership, Butler County Farm Bureau was honored as Kentucky Farm Bureau’s (KFB) “Top County” in 2019. Volunteer leaders from Butler County received the award at a recognition breakfast held during the 100th KFB annual meeting at the Galt House Hotel in Louisville. The “Top County” announcement...

New Hunting Access areas open in six Eastern Ky. counties — more than 35,000 acres — this fall

Working with private landowners is one way the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources expands public hunting opportunities across the state. Recently, the department reached Hunting Access Area agreements with RH Group and Elk Horn Coal Company, opening more than 35,000 acres in Floyd, Magoffin, Pike, McCreary, Letcher and Knott counties for public hunting this fall. “We are excited to...

Gov. Bevin receives notification of Federal assistance for Eastern KY counties impacted by flooding

Governor Matt Bevin today received notification that President Donald Trump has authorized assistance for certain Kentucky counties that suffered significant damage as a result of the severe flooding event from Feb. 9 through Feb. 14. Gov. Bevin “We are grateful for this official declaration by the President, which will allow Eastern Kentucky counties to access federal assistance to repair local...