SEN. THAYER, REP. PRATT PRESENT CEREMONIAL CHECK TO SCOTT COUNTY FISCAL COURT BENEFITING KEY ROAD PROJECTS
FRANKFORT, KY (August 12, 2022) — On Friday morning, Senate Majority Floor Leader Damon Thayer and State Representative Phillip Pratt presented a ceremonial check to the Scott County Fiscal Court for $32 million. The 2022 General Assembly allocated the funding in this year’s biennial road plan for needed projects in Scott County. Senator Thayer, R-Georgetown, played an instrumental role in securing these vital funds.
“As judge/executive, it's so important to be able to discuss needs for Scott County and to have someone in leadership in our state legislature who listens to those needs,” Scott County Judge/Executive Joe Pat Covington said. “Damon Thayer and Phil Pratt both do a great job working for Scott County. Their collaboration and leadership with the fiscal court is invaluable to our community.”
All Scott County projects benefiting from biennial road plan funding (House Bill 242) included:
- $30 million total for continued widening of US 460 from Bourbon County into Scott County:
- $8 million for land acquisition for right-of-way in 2022.
- $7 million for identification and repositioning of utilities in 2023.
- $15 million for construction in 2024.
- $2.564 million total for continuation of improvements on the Connector (KY 2906) from US 460 to US 62:
- $1.158 million for land acquisition for right-of-way in 2022.
- $1.406 million for identification and repositioning of utilities in 2023.
Additional funding totaling $400,000 in construction funds was included in House Bill 490 to assist the Scott County Fiscal Court on pavement management of Old Oxford Road.
Visit legislature.ky.gov for more information on Senate Majority Floor Leader Damon Thayer and State Representative Phillip Pratt and to review the 2023-2024 biennial road plan. Visit scottky.gov for more on Scott County local government.