Fiscal Court Approves County Road Repairs
At their regular meeting on Tuesday, March 29, the Mercer County Fiscal Court heard from Casey Smith of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 7 office, who went over the rural and secondary funding program for 2023.
The state allocates funding for rural and secondary—the old farm and market roadways—and KYTC recommended projects for 2023. Mercer County is projected to receive $464,000 in funding for county roadways, which they are recommended to be used in projects on Dix Dam Road and Talmage-Mayo Road.
The fiscal court approved the projects and also voted to return $177,000 in flex funds back to state, which will be used to pave another section of Talmage-Mayo Road.
Smith said the projects approved last year on Cornishville and Talmage Mayo Roads should be completed by June 30.
The magistrates also awarded the contract to handle to road repairs on Horn Road to Patton Excavating, who bid $53,900.