March 2019
Earn Hours for the County Elected Officials Training Incentive Program
The Kentucky Department for Local Government has approved for participants of the Roads Scholar, Road Master and Basic Work Zone and Flagger training courses to receive training hours towards the County Elected Officials Training Incentive Program (KRS 64.5275). Most courses are worth six training hours. Elected or appointed officials who wish to participate in the County Elected Officials Training Program will need to complete and submit the Participation Form before they will be included in the program.

To download a form or for additional information, please visit .

For a list of courses, see the Upcoming Workshop list below or visit us online at .
For a complete list of workshops, conferences, and trainings,
or to check availability, visit us at .
T2 Loses a Great Instructor, Mentor and Friend
The Technology Transfer Program, and the world, lost a great person with the passing of Mike King on March 2. 

Mike was a native of Louisville and attended Murray State University earning a degree in Sociology and Criminology. He spent his career in the design, development, delivery and evaluation of training for government and private sector. Mike has conducted trainings and workshops for the Technology Transfer Program since 1988. His creative and entertaining teaching style has been a favorite among the many participants.  

Some of the things participants have said about Mike are:

“He was uplifting and entertaining.”

“A great person who always had a smile and a story to tell.”

“We always enjoyed his classes, stories, sense of humor, and the way he included the whole class."

Mike is survived by his wife of 44 years, Pam, two sons and a daughter, and his precious grandchildren, Alexander and Lucy. His favorite job in recent years was running Papaw’s Daycare, which was exclusively for his grandchildren. 

The Technology Transfer Program extends a sincere thank you to his family for sharing him with us for the past 31 years. 

We will miss you dear friend. You will always be in our hearts.
"A really great person is the person who makes every person feel great."
Gilbert K. Chesterton
Roadside Safety Improvements for Rural Roads Training was a Success
The Roadside Safety Improvements for Rural Roads two-day course was held across Kentucky in Lexington, Hopkinsville, Florence, and Somerset. The training is designed for local governments to reduce roadway departures and fatalities. This year’s training included FHWA Proven Safety Countermeasures, Every Day Counts initiatives, and a review of Kentucky’s Strategic Highway Safety Plan. Additional topics included shoulder maintenance and shoulder drop off, sign supports, and guardrails.

Participants worked in groups on the first day to examine crash data and develop solutions for roadway departures within their own counties and cities. Information was also provided about the Safety Circuit Rider Program, which provides free assistance to local governments. 

Equipment demonstrations were done on the second day with items that are provided through the LTAP Equipment Loan Program. In addition, a Kentucky Transportation Cabinet representative was present to discuss collaborating with your district office. 
Attendees of the training included representatives from 25 local government agencies including elected officials, public works directors, engineers, supervisors, equipment operators and safety coordinators.

Lee Mattingly, Assistant Road Supervisor with Nelson County, enjoyed the class. “I now have a better knowledge of tools and resources available to local road departments,” Mattingly said. “I have a better understanding of interpreting crash data and implementing solutions to reduce roadside accidents.”

This course is made available at no charge to local government agencies through the Accelerating Safety Activities Program grant.  
Directions and Benefits of the T2 Online Database
The T2 online database can be reached by signing in on the calendar page which is located here . To sign in, each user must have their own unique email address. A third party cannot register an individual unless signed into the attendee's account.

Once logged in, attendees can see their contact information, current schedule, history and credit hours. It's a great way to keep track of your upcoming schedule or to see how close you are to completing the Roads Scholar or Road Master Programs.

A PDF with detailed instructions on how to navigate the online database can be found by clicking here: Database Services and Information .
Chainsaw Safety Clinic
The Chainsaw Safety Training Clinic is a three-day event designed to help prepare participants for tree removal projects and safety conditions. The training is done in three full-day sessions: Demonstration Safety Training, Hands-On Safety Training, and Limbing, Bucking and Debris Removal.

Clinics are held regardless of weather conditions.

Click on the date to register.

Additional information about the training can be found here: Chainsaw Safety Clinic .
Sign Up for Text Alerts
Provide us with your mobile number when you check-in at the next workshop and we'll send you text alerts for upcoming workshops, cancelled classes, and changes to the schedule.

See the on-site coordinator for additional information.
Don't Miss the Deadline for Build a Better Mousetrap
The deadline for the Build a Better Mousetrap competition is quickly approaching. Don't miss this opportunity to show off your great ideas and innovations.

Kentucky's Build a Better Mousetrap competition provides a great opportunity to share new ideas and innovations with others! We are looking for submissions from employees of local agencies that have created different solutions to problems or found better ways of doing things. The purpose of this competition is to collect and disseminate real-world examples of best practices, tips from the field and assist in the transfer of technology.

Judging criteria will be based on a five point scale used at both the state and national levels:
  • Cost
  • Savings/Benefits to the Community
  • Ingenuity
  • Ease of Transference to Others
  • Effectiveness

Based on these criteria, a state winner will be selected from all of the local public agency entries, and that entry will be elevated to the National Build a Better Mousetrap Competition! This competition is sponsored by the Federal Highway Administration's Local Technical Assistance Program and Tribal Technical Assistance Program.

The deadline to submit your entry is June 1, 2019.

For additional information or to download an entry form, visit the Kentucky Build a Better Mousetrap Competition page.
It's Not Luck... It's Smart!
St. Patrick's Day is one of the deadliest holidays on our nation's roads. In 2017 alone, 59 people were killed in drunk-driving crashes over the St. Patrick's Day holiday. Every one of those deaths was preventable.

Always remember to plan ahead if you will be celebrating. If you plan to drink, plan for a sober driver to take you home.
TC3 is AASHTO's online training library of 190+ training modules. Access is available to local government agencies at no charge.

Access to courses is available to local agency and tribal staff only. To get started:
Create an AASHTO account login at
  • Select Register. Then you must enter your agency email address.
  • After registration is complete, you will have unlimited access to the curriculum.
  • To browse and gain access to the TC3 course offerings, go to
  • Use promotion code: D5X3-B3D9-52CB-4XCX
  • For additional help, watch this YouTube video:

Lean more about the program by visiting out Local Services page online.