road salt Madisonville Stocks Up on 1,200 Tons of Road Salt to Prevent Winter Shortage By Rob Canning • Aug 14, 2014 Z22, Wikimedia Commons The city of Madisonville isn’t taking any chances this winter by stocking up on extra salt in preparation for icy roads and it's costing extra. KYTC: $68M Spent on Snow and Ice Removal This Winter By John Null • Apr 21, 2014 transportation.ky.gov The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet spent more than $68 million on snow and ice removal this winter, while more than doubling the salt usage of a typical winter. Road Salt in Low Supply, High Demand in Kentucky By Lisa Autry (KPR) • Mar 5, 2014 The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says salt supplies statewide are reaching critically low levels. A nationwide salt shortage and perpetual snowfall has diminished supply. Winter Weather Causes Increased KYTC Maintenance Costs By Rob Canning • Jan 20, 2014 Kentucky Transportation officials say the state has enough road salt to make it through the rest of the winter, but buying supplies again could come at a cost.