State highway crews from District 12 are removing signs illegally placed on state right-of-way throughout Letcher County.
District highway officials say it is illegal to install signs advertising businesses and even yard sales on state right-of-way. They say it is also illegal to attach a sign to a structure already installed on state right-of-way. For example, a sign should not be bolted to a guardrail.
All signs removed will be taken to the nearest state maintenance garage and kept for 30 days. If they are not claimed, they will be destroyed. District 12 has 10 maintenance facilities in its seven counties. The Letcher County facility is located at Mayking beside U.S. 119.