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County approves rural secondary road program

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By Lisa King

Magistrates approved the  2009 Rural Secondary Road Program at its regular meeting on Tuesday.

The program calls for the re-paving of two roads, Ky. 2867 (Kings Highway) and Ky. 1848 (Todd's Point Road).

Matt Bullock, chief engineer for the District 5 Region, told Shelby County Fiscal Court members that

these two roads were chosen because of their run-down condition.

“These are two of the roughest roads in Shelby County,” he said.

In addition to the above two roads slated for repaving this spring,  the program also includes two roads which were not completed during last year's program,  Ky. 148, from 44 to Finchville, and Ky. 1922 (Cedar more Road). 

The funds for the program is based on the gasoline tax and is distributed over Kentucky's 120 counties, Bullock said.

“The 4 cent freeze passed this week is very important because it keeps the fund at the same level of $130 million,” he said.  “Shelby County's allotment out of that is just slightly over $1 million.”

Magistrate Tony Carriss proposed two other roads that he would like to see re-paved in 2010.

“I would like to see Ky. 714 and 395 worked on next year,” he said. “There is a culvert on 395 that really needs to be repaired.”

The decision about next year's road program will be made later in the year.

Also at the meeting, the court approved a $500 request made by magistrate Hubert Pollett for Project Graduation, as well as a request that the county take out a $200 advertisement for marketing and promotion for the Salt River Antique Power show to be held at the Shelby County Fairgrounds.

Magistrates also approved the re-appointment of Roy C. Catlett to the Shelbyville Municipal Water and Sewer Commission. Catlett was endorsed by Pollett, who praised him for a job well done.

“He does an excellent job and is very knowledgeable and efficient,” Pollett said.

Carl Henry, Shelby County Road Supervisor, said he expects the county to wind up the ice storm clean up in about two weeks.

“We have just a few more outer roads left before we start on the subdivisions,” he said. “We are now starting on Rock Bridge, Scott Pike, Cat Ridge and Cat Walk.”

The following ordinances all passed their second readings at the meeting:

• Nuisance Ordinance

• Solid Waste Ordinance

• Ordinance declaring a moratorium on zoning map amendments, planned unit developments and development plans upon all property located within the unincorporated limits of Shelby County along U.S. 60 beginning at Marshall Court and extending east to Hillside Drive so as to prohibit further development in that area until a special overlay district zoning regulation can be adopted in order to promote the public health, safety and welfare of the citizens of Shelby County.