Bracken County receives road aid

By Christy Howell-Hoots - choots@cmpapers.com

BROOKSVILLE — Bracken County has received emergency road aid earmarked for repairs along Grovers Run Road.

Kentucky Transportation Department spokesperson Nancy Wood said the county was awarded $15,800 in emergency funds.

“The funds will be used to repair a slide on Grovers Run Road located 1.4 miles off Kentucky 10,” Wood said.

During a March meeting of Bracken County Fiscal Court, Judge-Executive Earl Bush expressed concerns with the roadway.

Bush said there were several areas of the county where roadways have slipped. At that time, Bush said the county would be applying for the road aid.

“On Grover’s Run, there is a slip that’s about 86 feet long,” he said. “We’ve had someone look at it and we’re going to work on getting it fixed.”

According to Bush, the slip began alongside the roadway before the county faced flooding issues last July.

Wood said the fiscal court will be responsible for maintaining the work on the roadway.

“The Bevin administration is committed to the Cabinet’s mission of providing a safe, reliable transportation network for all Kentuckians,” said Transportation Secretary Greg Thomas. “These emergency funds will help local governments repair and restore damaged infrastructure throughout their communities.”

By Christy Howell-Hoots

choots@cmpapers.com