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Tue July 7, 2009
Kentucky Getting $27 Million for Road Repairs
Frankfort, KY – The federal government is sending $27 million to Kentucky to help pay for repairs to the state's transportation system after last winter's devastating ice storm. U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood says the money is part of a $201 million appropriation from the Federal Highway Administration that's being made available to 15 states to pay for repairs to transportation infrastructure damaged by storms, flooding and other natural disasters. Under the program, Kentucky will be reimbursed for repairs to highways, bridges and other roadway structures. The money can also help pay the cost of debris removal.