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City Looks To Add More Stop Signs

Harrodsburg Enters Agreement With State For Paving Funds

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Robert Moore
Herald Staff

The City of Harrodsburg will soon be adding a stop sign at the corner of East Factory Street and Greenville Street. At the Harrodsburg City Commission’s regular meeting on Monday, April 10, the commissioners gave first reading to an ordinance that would install a three-way stop at the intersection. Commissioner Missy Banks said she had been watching the intersection on weekends for the past two months and said people are speeding and jumping the railroad tracks. Banks said she saw one truck lose half its load at the tracks. The commissioner, who oversees the police and fire departments, said she also wants a stop sign at Greenville and East Broadway.

The stop sign will not be installed until the city commission gives second reading to the ordinance at their next meeting on Monday, April 24.

Commissioner Charlie Mattingly, who oversees the public works department, said seven streets will be paved in the next few months Mattingly said the city will be getting some hot asphalt in the next two or three weeks.
“The streets are as bad as I’ve seen them,” Mattingly said and asked everyone to be patient. He said the city plans to blacktop new streets when new budget takes over.

Mayor Scott Moseley said they hope to pave more streets in September and October. Moseley said the city has met with state reps to see if there is any discretionary funding to pave more roads. The city commission authorized Moseley to sign an agreement with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Department of Rural and Municipal Aid which will allow Harrodsburg to enter state co-op to receive discretionary funding. Moseley was also authorized to sign a resolution adopting and approving the execution of a municipal aid co-op program contract with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Department of Rural and Municipal Aid for the fiscal year beginning July 1.

The commission also gave first reading to ordinance 2023-07, accepting Newby Drive, Rainbow Court and Pinkston Court into the city maintenance program.

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