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Paved road saves time




Pictured attending a ribbon-cutting ceremony in the Tolson Creek community are Letcher Fire and Rescue Chief Gary Rogers, State Sen. Johnny Ray Turner, State Rep. Leslie Combs, Letcher County Judge/Executive Jim Ward, Rev. Elwood Cornett, Mary Holbrook, chief district engineer for Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 12, and Magistrate Woody Holbrook.

Pictured attending a ribbon-cutting ceremony in the Tolson Creek community are Letcher Fire and Rescue Chief Gary Rogers, State Sen. Johnny Ray Turner, State Rep. Leslie Combs, Letcher County Judge/Executive Jim Ward, Rev. Elwood Cornett, Mary Holbrook, chief district engineer for Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 12, and Magistrate Woody Holbrook.

A gravel road once used for hauling coal by South- East Coal Company was recently paved by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet and is now part of the county road system.

The Letcher County Fiscal

Court agreed to maintain the “Tolson road” after the state paved it, improved drainage and installed guardrails.

Letcher County Judge/ Executive Jim Ward said the road saves motorists, including ambulances and fire trucks, about 40 minutes going from Blackey to Linefork.

Local and state officials attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Tolson Creek December 22.


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