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Kentucky Local Technical Assistance Program - March 7th, 2022

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Catch Up on Changes to Pesticide Regulations and Licenses

New laws and regulations governing the sale, use, and storage of pesticides as well as changes to training and certification standards were implemented January 1, 2023.

One of the biggest changes affecting license holders is the structure of earning CEU hours. Applicators must have 12 CEU hours on their record that have been obtained within the past three years. New applicators are automatically awarded 12 CEU hours the first year. Updated regulations now require that only one CEU needs to be specific to the license category, rather than the three specific hours that were required in the past.

Also, license holders must now pay a $10 fee to renew their license.

Other changes included billing structure, license categories and vehicle signage.

Click here to see the full list of changes. 

Just Added: Chainsaw Safety Clinic

April 17-21 - Hardin County

The Chainsaw Safety 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. This clinic is held regardless of weather conditions and attendees are asked to come prepared and dressed appropriately. 

Space is limited so register now.

Welcome to T2, Angela Kederis

Angela Kederis joins us as the Conference Coordinator for the Roads Scholar and Road Master Training Programs. 

Angela comes to our team with years of experience in event planning, scheduling, and managing. In her spare time, she loves spending time outdoors, camping, hiking and kayaking. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends.  

T2 is excited to have her join our team. Please help us in welcoming Angela!

2023 Kentucky Lifesavers Conference

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) is holding the 2023 Lifesavers Conference in Louisville, KY, April 17-20, 2023.

The Lifesavers Conference is sponsored by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, Office of Highway Safety. The four-day conference will cover a variety of noteworthy topics from Safe Streets for All to CPS recertification.

The purpose of the conference is to bring together a combination of engineering, education, emergency services, enforcement, and transportation safety warriors to share best practices, research, and innovations that are proven to work.

The conference will provide information on both successful programs and emerging issues to individuals who work to reduce fatalities and injuries on Kentucky’s roadways and provide opportunities for networking, discussion, and information sharing.

Register today. View more information about the

2023 Lifesavers Conference HERE.

Earn DLG Training Hours

The Kentucky Department for Local Government has approved

participants of the Roads Scholar, Road Master, Webinar Wednesday,

and Road Safety Champion training courses to receive training hours

towards the County Elected Officials Training Incentive Program.

March 8 - Zoom

Webinar Wednesday - Using PowerPoint Effectively

March 21 - Barren River State Resort Park

Small Bridge Repair and Maintenance

March 22 - Barren River State Resort Park

Risk Management/Tort Liability

March 22 - Zoom

Road Safety Champion - Sign & Post Installation

March 23 - Barren River State Resort Park

Handling Harassment and Violence in Workplace

March 30 - Clarion North, Lexington

Understanding the Differences in People

For more training dates later in the year, visit our calendar page here.

View program eligibility.

Louisville Metro Public Works Employee

Recognized for Winter Storm Rescue

Photo courtesy of

Louisville Mayor Craig Greenberg

On December 22, Le’Roy Ford was at the wheel of a city truck, plowing roads and spreading 20 tons of salt during a rare arctic blast that had brought near blizzard conditions and plunging temperatures.

”It was weird that night because visibility was extremely limited,” Ford said. “It was really hard to see. All you could tell was headlights of cars. Didn’t know where they were going or which way they were moving.” That’s when the Metro Public Works equipment operator encountered a car partially in a ditch on Six Mile Lane. Inside was a toddler and her father, who could not speak English. They were stranded, and the man was unable to call for help.

Read the full story here. Article provided by WAVE.

Webinar Wednesday

Using PowerPoint Effectively


March 8, 2023

9am - 10am EST

Join us to learn all the tips and tricks to creating an effective and marketable PowerPoint.

The 2023 Wednesday Webinars, ranging from Technology Tips to Winter Weather Preparedness, are open for registration.

Join us for the March 8 Using Powerpoint Effectively Webinar or register for all ten today so you don’t miss any.

Road Safety Champion Program

The Road Safety Champion Program (RSCP), developed by the National Center for Rural Road Safety, the National Association of County Engineers (NACE), the West Region Transportation Workforce Center (WRTWC), and the National LTAP and TTAP Association (NLTAPA), is now in Kentucky! With diverse courses in safety, construction, engineering, and more, you will find one or many opportunities to learn. Complete the program requirements and you can earn a Road Safety Champion certificate.

Register for all ten today.

Find out more information about the program HERE.

Once you have completed all requirements (or to find out your status in the program), email 

Brittany Cloyd.

Sign & Post Installation


March 22, 2023

9am - 11am EST

For traffic signs to be effective in providing important information to drivers, agencies should implement a sign maintenance program that addresses the new MUTCD minimum requirements. This course will discuss requirements for signs and proper installation methods to ensure that roads are safe for all road users.

KTC Research:

Analysis of Traffic Crash Data in Kentucky


Each year the Kentucky Transportation Center publishes Analysis of Traffic Crash Data in Kentucky, a report that reviews state-level crash data from the previous five years. This report summarizes crash data for 2017 through 2021. In addition to presenting a review of crash data, the report also contains safety performance functions (SPFs) for nine roadway types. Because SPFs were derived using 2017-2021 data, the models predict crashes for a five-year period.

Click HERE to learn more about the crash data report.

Showcase Your Innovations in the

Annual Innovation Celebration

Have you or one of your co-workers recently built an innovative gadget or developed an improved way to do a job? Now is the time to show off your creativity. T2 is participating in the Build a Better Mousetrap Competition,

recently rebranded as the Innovation Celebration,

and it's time to turn in your submissions for 2023 innovations.

Projects can be anything from the development of tools, equipment modification, and/or processes that increase safety, reduce cost,

improve efficiency, and improve the quality of transportation.

The winner for Kentucky will be elevated to

compete for national recognition.

Applications are due on 5/19/23, so apply now!

Learn more about the Innovation Celebration HERE.

Check Out Last Year's Submission

Park Hills Public Works Director Dan VonHandorf crafted an interchangeable truck bed system for the City’s Ford F550 dubbed the Seasonal Switcher. Park Hills currently has attachments for a salt bed, brine bed, and utility bed.

Learn more about the Seasonal Switcher.

Attend the Next KACERS Lunch and Learn

and Business Meeting

Be sure to attend the next KACERS Lunch and Learn on Landslides and Funding. The meeting will be held at the Pike County Cooperative Extension Office located at 148 Trivette Dr. in Pikeville. The KACERS business meeting will follow.

March 15, 2023 at 11:30am EST

For more information contact

In Case You Missed It

Check out last month's Webinar Wednesday recording

discussing MUTCD updates.

Scott Tison discusses an overview of the MUTCD, practical applications, and expected updates coming in 2023.

Missed the EDC-7 Virtual Safety Summit?

View On-Demand Content

Click here to gain access to on demand content from the EDC-7 Virtual Summit that was held in February.

Click here to read the 2023 Winter edition of the LINK newsletter.

To receive a hard copy in the mail, email Brittany Cloyd.

View older versions of the Link by visiting our T2 Publication Archives.

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