Cumberland River Bridge Lane Closures
A bridge crew from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet's Department of Highways will reduce traffic to one lane on the U.S. 60 Cumberland River Bridge in Livingston County starting Monday, May 6, 2006. The land closure is to allow a detailed inspection of the bridge structure. The lane closures are expected to run from approximately 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. each day through May 16th, depending on weather. The bridge is at the edge of Smithland at mile point 12.374.
Motorists should plan extra travel time to allow for potential delays
during the inspections. Most delays should be no more than two or three minutes. Motorist are asked to slow down, buckle up, and use caution where equipment, flaggers, and other personnel may be on the roadway in the work zone.
Public Information Officer
Department of Highways District One & Two
Water Search Continues at Smithland Waterfront
Further information [with pictures] on the search for 2 missing fisherman can be found here.
Recap of 2005 Flooding
The National Weather Service has put up a webpage summarizing the flooding that occurred throughout the Ohio River valley. The page can be found here.
Litter Abatement Crew Program
Livingston County recently completed it's third consecutive summer litter abatement program. Two college aged county residents were hired on a temporary basis to clean up roads throughout the county. During the four month period from April to August 2005 the crew:
- Cleaned 150 miles of roadside debris.
- Collected 72 tires.
- Collected 1,259 bags of trash, totalling about 25,180 pounds [nearly 13 Tons].
- Expended nearly 1,100 manhours.
- Removed microwave ovens, couches, chairs, cabinets and other such items.
This crew was possible due to a Litter Abatement Grant of $21,000 from the Commonwealth of Kentucky. The grant also helps to fund the Spring and Fall Countywide clean up programs as well as the "Adopt-a-Highway" program which pays qualified non-profits groups $125 per mile of roadway cleaned up.
If you represent a non-profit group interested in helping to clean up county roadways, contact Judge Executive Chris Lasher.
"Striving to keep your community cleaner."
Kentucky: Calvert Plant Spill Wakes Up Residents -- VIDEO
Tuesday, August 16, 2005
VIEW COMPLETE VIDEO COVERAGE OF THIS STORY [WPSD-TV 6]
CALVERT CITY, Ky. (AP)
- It isn't often the National Weather Service issues something called a "shelter in place" warning, but there was one this morning. It was for people in the area of Westlake Monomers at Calvert City.
Plant Manager Gary Shemwell says all necessary precautions were taken when a pipe started leaking about four o'clock this morning.
The substance escaping was a combination of vinyl chloride monomer, hydrochloric acid and a compound called "ethylene dichloride."
Shemwell says the plant was shut down while the leak was contained by shutting off sections of piping and equipment. He says the leak was contained by 5:15 this morning.
Shemwell says air monitoring did not detect any of the chemicals off plant property, but the Calvert City Emergency Warning System was triggered as a precaution and the "biologic telephone ring-down system" was called into action. That's where people within a radius of three miles are notified by phone that a leak has occurred. The plant makes materials used in P-V-Cs.
Waste Tire Amnesty Program
Free Tire Disposal
Get Rid Of Your Waste Tires
August 25, 26 & 27, 2005
7:00 AM through 3:30 PM
Kentucky State Highway Maintenance Garage
730 State Drive [US 60 behind the County Fairgrounds]
We will be accepting all size tires from Livingston County Residents, including those on rims. We will NOT accept foam filled tires, off-road construction equipment tires or solid tires with pressed-on rims. Eligible participants do NOT include Tire Retailers, Agricultural Tire Retailers and Salvage Yards.
Tires will also be accepted at the Livingston County Convenience Center [Cut-Off Rd (KY Hwy 937)] free of charge on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday starting August 8, 2005 from 9:00 AM through 4:00 PM
Direct all qustions to Chris Lasher, Judge Executive @ 270-928-2105