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Kentucky Local Technical Assistance Program - September 6th, 2022



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Eastern Kentucky

Bringing a Community Together

With 31 counties and over 70,000 residents, Eastern Kentucky is well known for its scenic byways and rich mining heritage. In July, news headlines brought attention to Eastern Kentucky for another reason as many of its residents faced catastrophic loss with a massive flooding event.


Rainfall estimates suggest that over 16 inches of rain fell during the five-day period, resulting in a new record for the Kentucky River, cresting at 20 feet. Over 1,300 Kentuckians were rescued from the flooding, many of whom lost their homes, cars,

and personal possessions.

Once the water receded, rockslides and mudslides quickly became an issue for Eastern Kentucky. In the first nine days of the clean-up effort, KYTC removed over 900 truckloads of debris. Throughout this natural disaster, KYTC and local governments have worked around the clock for clean-up efforts and rescues. They have delivered over 80 travel trailers to house families that were displaced after the flooding. Road crews worked diligently to replace closed bridges and roadways.


Though difficult, this tragedy has brought the people of Eastern Kentucky closer together. Donations, clean-up efforts, and community-wide support offer a bright spot in an otherwise dark time. Without the dedicated road crews and public works departments in Kentucky, none of this would be possible.

Want to help those impacted by the floods? Donate to the Team Eastern KY Flood Relief Fund HERE.

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Electrical and Other Hazards in Roadway Construction

September 15

8am - 12pm EST

Online Webinar

This online course is created to prevent fatalities and injuries in the

roadway construction industry by providing an overview of the focus

four hazards, like falls, struck by, caught-in and between hazards,

with emphasis on electrical safety

in roadway construction.

Register Online HERE.

Webinar Wednesday

Introduction to Construction Management


September 14

9am - 10am EST

This workshop introduces components

of the construction management process.

By applying the information learned in the workshop, you can improve how you manage project risks, communications, delivery, and scheduling.

By the end the workshop, you’ll be able to:

  • Compare common project delivery methods.
  • Describe the relationships among owner, contractor, and engineer on public works construction projects.
  • Describe common types of contract-required documentation.
  • Explain the importance of communication with a contractor and stakeholders.
  • Identify methods for selecting a construction contractor.

Pesticide Continuing Education Training

September 19

Online Training

September 27

Kentucky Dam Village State Park

September 28

Rough River Dam State Park

This workshop is for individuals who are currently licensed and need continuing education hours to maintain their applicator license. This workshop provides three general hours and one specific hour in categories 3, 5, 6, 8, and 18.

Individuals may only attend the workshop one time for credit. This course is offered in person or online. The online course is set up as self-guided modules in Canvas. Those taking the course online will work independently to complete the course.

Participants must complete all modules and knowledge check quizzes within the week. No credit will be given for shared work. KYT2 will confirm and provide training hours to the Department of Agriculture.

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Contact Megan Martin

Farewell to Becky Boston

It is with great sadness that we announce, Becky Boston has accepted another position and is no longer with

the University of Kentucky. Becky was

the Roads Scholar Road Master Training Program Coordinator.

She held this role at T2 for over eight years. During that time Becky increased enrollment in both training programs, oversaw T2’s Advisory Board, and created and maintained working relationship with participants. Becky has always found the will to energize a class and generate new ideas for T2. She will be greatly missed.

T2 Welcomes:

Shanna Morgan

Shanna Morgan grew up in Georgia. After completing her bachelor’s degree in International Affairs, she moved to Lexington, KY in 2020 to complete her master’s degree in Community and Leadership Development at UK.

As a recent graduate, she has begun her career as a conference coordinator, ready to learn and engage in new ways here at T2.

In her free time, she volunteers three days a week for her church, plays volleyball, and goes hiking.


Join us on the 4th Wednesday of each month for free webinars that will cover job-specific information as well as general safety topics. Road Safety Champions focus on doing their job safely, and we will provide you the tools to feel confident in promoting safety in any workplace. With diverse courses in maintenance, 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.

Road Safety Champion 

Alternative Intersections

& Designs

September 28

9:00am -11:00am EST

Learn more about keeping Kentuckians safe on our roadways.

Take part in the Road Safety Champion Program, established by the National Center for Rural Road Safety. Become a Road Safety Champion today.

KTC Research:

Bridge Project Prioritization

Kentucky’s 14,000+ bridges are

key nodes within the state’s surface transportation network. They facilitate the movement of freight, commercial vehicles, and personal vehicles alike. Historically, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) has prioritized bridge maintenance projects using sufficiency ratings.

These ratings are based on three factors — structural adequacy and safety, design obsolescence, and an asset’s importance within the roadway network.

Although useful, sufficiency ratings do not account for factors that should be considered during the prioritization process (e.g., condition factors, risk).

To address the shortcomings associated with using sufficiency ratings, KYTC — with the assistance of the Kentucky Transportation Center — has developed and implemented a new Enhanced Bridge Prioritization Index. 

Click HERE to read more about

how KTC Research has helped

bridge project prioritization.

Webinar Wednesday Work Zone Basics 

Are you curious about Work Zone Basics but missed our Webinar Wednesday? It’s available on our YouTube channel. Is the work zone even set up properly? In this exciting presentation, we will answer these questions and more that may be troubling you on a daily basis. This informative presentation will cover flagging, signage, traffic control devices and normal traffic control operations. Time will be set aside for questions at the end of the presentation.

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KTC FY 2022 Quarter 4 Report Available

The 4th quarter fiscal year KTC report has been released.  Visit the KTC website to review the report.

Click HERE to view the report.

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