Logan County received great news from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet at Tuesday's fiscal court meeting. Mark Welch, a field rep with the Cabinet announced the county would be getting $535,292 in discretionary funds for vital resurfacing work on Highland Lick Road and Taylor Barrow Road. Resurfacing repairs address existing surface cracks, potholes, rutting, crumbling shoulders, and base failures. The half a million investment supports Governor Matt Bevin's commitment to prioritize transportation infrastructure projects and increase economic opportunity across the Commonwealth.

"The Bevin Administration continues to focus on taking care of what we have at both the state and local level to address critical infrastructure needs that improve safety and support job creation and retention," said Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Secretary Greg Thomas. "This funding builds upon existing transportation investments and allows the Cabinet to collaborate with local governments to identify projects that will have large impacts to communities."

Logan County Judge-Executive Logan Chick identified these roads as being among the most critical in the county.

"Logan County is very appreciative and excited about today's announcement of $535,292 of discretionary funding for improvements on Highland Lick Road and Taylor Barron Road," said Judge-Executive Chick. "We want to thank Governor Bevin and Department of Rural and Municipal Aid Commissioner Gray Tomblyn for their support."

These roads serve approximately 200 homes, five fourplexes, four churches, multiple businesses, and 18 street approaches.

"Infrastructure investments are critical across Kentucky, but the impact of these dollars in rural areas like ours cannot be overstated," said Sen. Whitney Westerfield. "Our agricultural and industrial economies rely on these investments, and I appreciate the Governor and Cabinet's decision to spend resources here in Logan County."

Rep. Jason Petrie also emphasized the importance of roadway maintenance to enhance safety and support the local economy.

"We appreciate the Bevin Administration for continuing to invest in local roads," said Rep. Petrie. "These projects enhance safety and foster economic development in the area."

The Logan County Fiscal Court is responsible for administering the work, and KYTC will reimburse the county for the projects.

Resurfacing work will address

•Highland Lick Road (KY 178) from mile point 0.00 to milepost 9.07

•Taylor Barrow Road (County Road 1466) from mile point 0.00 to mile point.98