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Rocky Adkins, Jim Gray among newest additions to Governor-elect Andy Beshear’s administration

By Tom Latek Kentucky Today Gov.-elect Andy Beshear named more top members of his incoming administration, including two well-known Kentuckians, during a Capitol press conference on Monday. House Minority Leader Rocky Adkins, who ran against Beshear in the Democratic primary, has been named Senior Advisor and former Lexington Mayor Jim Gray will lead the Transportation Cabinet. “You could claim we...

Transportation Cabinet to designate Interstate 471 in NKy as Jim Bunning Memorial Highway this Friday

The Transportation Cabinet will designate Interstate 471 in Northern Kentucky as the Jim Bunning Memorial Highway this Friday, honoring the former U.S. Senator and Major League Baseball Hall of Famer. The official road naming ceremony will be held Friday at 2:30 p.m. in the Southgate Community Center, 301 West Walnut Street, Southgate. The designation is a result of Senate Joint Resolution 44, which...

Warning and tips — Take extra care on the roadways as it’s the time of year for deer-vehicle collisions

By Tom Latek Kentucky Today State Transportation Cabinet officials are warning drivers to be extra aware of deer on roadways this time of year. “October, November, and December account for more than half of all reported deer-vehicle collisions,” said Deneatra Henderson, chief engineer for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s Madisonville office. “We’re taking time to alert drivers to use...

Confident Kentucky: Transportation Cabinet unveils new driver’s licenses, permits, personal ID designs

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet unveiled the design of the 2019 driver’s licenses, permits, and personal IDs today and walked through the evolution of credentials at a press event at the Louisville International Airport. Kentucky’s new issuance system and updated identity credentials, known as Confident Kentucky, offer increased counterfeit protection and showcase a new, modern look that gives...

Kentucky Office for the Blind to provide employment opportunities at state cafeterias

In support of Gov. Matt Bevin’s Kentucky Work Matters Task Force, blind and visually impaired Kentuckians will soon have increased career opportunities in the food service industry. The Kentucky Office for the Blind will assume management later this spring of two cafeterias that primarily serve state employees. The cafeterias are located at the Transportation Cabinet and the Cabinet for Health...

Governor’s Red Tape Reduction initiative continues; 60 ideas to be considered by legislative committee

Gov. Matt Bevin’s Red Tape Reduction initiative continues as some 60 suggested repeals and multiple amendments will be considered by the legislative committee that oversees administrative regulation requests. The legislature’s Administrative Regulations Review Subcommittee, which meets on Tuesday, will consider proposals from several cabinets, including Transportation, Public Protection, Education...

Ramp closures scheduled this week for Paris Pike exchanges leading to I-75

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, Department of Highways, announced that ramp closures are scheduled for I-75 at Paris Pike in Lexington, Fayette County. Brush removal operations will be performed to improve site distance for the traveling public. The work is scheduled for Tuesday, March 22, and Wednesday, March 23, beginning at 9 a.m. The ramps will be affected until 8 p.m. 113 Interchange: —...