Latest Kentucky Transportation Cabinet News

Bridge could be closed to motorists for most of 2021

Feb. 23, 2020 2:58 PM EST

CINCINNATI (AP) — A bridge in Cincinnati may be closed to motorists for most of 2021 while it's restored, officials said. Repairs of the John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge will likely start in February 2021 and could take up to nine months to complete, the Cincinnati Enquirer reported last week. The bridge...

Agency ordered to pay fees in 'IM GOD' license plate case

Feb. 19, 2020 12:25 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has to pay more than $150,000 in legal fees for a man who won a lawsuit allowing him to put "IM GOD" on his license plate. A judge ruled this week that the state agency must pay $150,715.50 in attorneys' fees and an additional $491.24 for court...

Officials: Highway traffic fatalities increase in 2019

Feb. 11, 2020 4:10 AM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Highway traffic fatalities in Kentucky increased by 10 last year, according to a preliminary count. According to initial data, there were 734 fatalities in 2019, compared to 724 in 2018, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s Office of Highway Safety said in a statement on...

Kentucky to open more offices to issue Real ID licenses

Feb. 10, 2020 6:48 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Ramping up its Real ID program, Kentucky expects to be able to meet the demand for special licenses that many people will eventually need to board domestic airline flights, the project manager told state lawmakers on Monday. The state has opened four regional offices so far to issue...

Owensboro official trying to get Real ID office for city

Feb. 1, 2020 2:30 PM EST

OWENSBORO, Ky. (AP) — Daviess County Judge-Executive Al Mattingly said he is trying to get a Real ID office for Owensboro. Real ID is a federally mandated form of identification that meets new security standards for state driver’s licenses and identification cards. Beginning Oct. 1, Real ID...

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet college scholarships offered

Jan. 24, 2020 4:51 AM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — College students pursuing civil engineering and engineering technology degrees can apply for scholarships offered by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. The cabinet will award up to 30 new scholarships for the 2020-2021 school year to prospective and current college students, the...

Kentucky adding regional offices to issue Real ID licenses

Jan. 22, 2020 5:52 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Regional offices will open in Somerset and Paducah to help Kentuckians obtain new Real ID licenses that comply with federal requirements, Gov. Andy Beshear said Wednesday. The governor also announced that Sarah Jackson will serve as the new Real ID project manager as the state faces a...

'Send Nudes': Drivers shocked by road sign's racy request

Jan. 9, 2020 5:57 PM EST

PINE KNOT, Ky. (AP) — Drivers traveling along a Kentucky highway didn't have to check their direct messages to receive the infamous sexting request: send nudes. An electronic road sign that was hacked early Thursday morning asked drivers on Highway 92 in Pine Knot to “send nudes,” news...

Welcome center in southern Kentucky closes for updates

Jan. 2, 2020 11:15 AM EST

FRANKLIN, Ky. (AP) — A welcome center in southern Kentucky closed Thursday for demolition and reconstruction, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet said. The Simpson County Welcome Center, which borders Tennessee on Interstate 65, was built in 1974. It hasn't had a major upgrade in decades and needs frequent...