The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s William Lucas briefed the Lincoln County Fiscal Court Tuesday about their plans for $1.4 million in Rural Secondary Road Program funds. Lucas said that the cabinet plans to resurface 5.3 miles of KY 643, also known as Chapel Gap Road, and 4.2 miles of KY 3244, or Chestnut Ridge Road. Lucas said the state estimates the cost at between $90- and $100,000 per mile.
After those projects, magistrates will have around $265,000 in flex funds to use on other portions of road in the county.
Kenny Stamper presented the fiscal court with a check for $7,500 for the county’s Dead Animal Pickup program on behalf of the Lincoln County Soil Conservation District. He also asked magistrates to increase the district’s budget by six percent in FY 2012/2013, a total increase of less than $3,000.
The court is having a difficult time filling the Parks Board; there has not been a volunteer from Magistrate Johnnie Padgett’s district to fill the last vacancy.
Magistrates also voted to take the portion of Rankin Road beyond the old general store out of county maintenance after assuring that no property owners would be landlocked by the decision. The county has not done active maintenance on the road for over a decade.