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Officials Open KY 30 Corridor in Jackson County
MANCHESTER, Ky. (Aug. 15, 2014) – Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) officials today joined state legislators and community leaders for a ceremonial ribbon cutting on the recently completed $63 million KY 30 corridor project in Annville. “The new KY 30 corridor will improve mobility and safety for motorists as well as encourage new economic development in this area,” said Transportation Cabinet Secretary Mike Hancock. Motorists from Annville can now access the Hal Rogers Parkway at mile point 1 in Laurel County via U.S. 421 in Jackson County. The new corridor will reduce drive time and improve safety. “The completion of this essential section of KY 30 is a huge benefit to Lee, Owsley and Wolfe counties, as well as the northern portion of Clay County,” said Senate President Robert Stivers, of Manchester.
Fiscal Court To Change Regular Meetings to Wednesday
By Sue Caldwell, Reporter/Staff Writer
Jackson County Fiscal Court held their regular meeting on Tuesday, August 19th at 10:00am with Judge Executive William O. Smith calling the meeting to order after the devotions. All Magistrates were in attendance at the meeting. County Clerk Donald "Duck" Moore read the minutes of the previous meeting, which were approved with no changes. In new business, Judge Smith said he had exciting news, that due to a legal notice to mine currently running in paper, we are now considered a coal producing county instead of a coal impact county. This means an increase in coal severance money to the county, which Smith said he was very happy to announce. Smith also said there was a tremendous turnout for the ribbon cutting held Friday, August 15th, to officially open the completed section of Highway 30 to Tyner. Dale McNew did a presentation of 2013 Property Tax Settlement which was approved by all three Magistrates