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.