Latest Kentucky Transportation Cabinet News

More than 100 archaeological sites featured on new website

Sep. 21, 2022 04:11 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A new website highlights how archaeological sites across Kentucky have contributed knowledge about the state's history, officials said. Discover Kentucky Archaeology was launched by the Kentucky Heritage Council/State Historic Preservation Office in...

Crews begin mowing along highways in western Kentucky

Sep. 08, 2022 04:02 AM EDT

PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) — Crews began mowing along highways in some western Kentucky counties this week and drivers in the region should use caution, officials said. Mowing crews started at the McCracken County line and will travel east through Livingston, Marshall, Crittenden, Lyon,...

Public can view steel truss being placed atop bridge piers

Sep. 07, 2022 04:03 AM EDT

PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) — Construction of the new U.S. 60 Cumberland River Bridge in western Kentucky will take a big step forward this month as crews plan to float a 700-foot (213-meter) steel truss up the river and install it, officials said. The truss is expected to float from Paducah...

7 rural public transit agencies to split $3.2M

Aug. 24, 2022 04:06 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Seven agencies will split $3.2 million in federal funding that was awarded for projects aimed at improving rural public transit systems in Kentucky, officials said. The funding will go to agencies across the state that serve 36 counties, a statement Tuesday...

Beshear's order helps flood victims replace lost licenses

Aug. 04, 2022 04:03 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Gov. Andy Beshear has issued an emergency order making it easier for flood victims in 13 eastern Kentucky counties to replace lost driver’s licenses and other essential documents at no cost. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is deploying driver licensing...

Medical marijuana town hall planned in Kentucky

Jul. 13, 2022 04:05 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A medical marijuana advisory team formed by Gov. Andy Beshear will hold a town hall on the issue in northern Kentucky. The Medical Cannabis Advisory Committee is traveling around the state to gather views on the issue and provide feedback to the governor’s...

Interstate 65 section in Kentucky closed for bridge repairs

Jul. 06, 2022 04:04 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A section of Interstate 65 in Louisville will be closed for more than a month, officials said. Southbound lanes of the highway closed Tuesday night at the John F. Kennedy Memorial Bridge and will remain closed for 48 days, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet...

Contract reached to fund ferry linking Kentucky, Illinois

Jul. 05, 2022 03:02 AM EDT

MARION, Ky. (AP) — A new contract has been reached to continue service by the Cave-in-Rock Ferry, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet said. The ferry connects Kentucky 91 in Crittenden County with Illinois 1 in Hardin County, Illinois, carrying some 500 vehicles daily over the Ohio...