Wednesday, January 14, 2015

KYTC prepares for snow

Highway crews in Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 2 are prepared to respond to an area of light snow that is expected to move across the 11 county region on Thursday morning.

While accumulations are expected to be minimal, weather conditions created the possibility of icing of bridges and overpasses.

Crews plan to report at 6:00 a.m., Thursday, and may be called in earlier, if required.

Crews expect to initially focus on treating bridges, overpasses and potential trouble spots. As temperatures and weather conditions allow, crews may move to pre-treating roadways to prepare for humidity and temperatures overnight Thursday into Friday that may be conducive for formation of road frost or black ice.

Motorists should be prepared to adjust driving speeds to meet localized weather conditions as the snow moves through on Thursday. Extra caution will also be required during the overnight hours Thursday.

County sees a reduction to tax collections in 2014

J-E Editor
On Monday, Webster County Clerk Valerie Newell reported to the Fiscal Court that the county had seen a sizeable reduction in tax collections in 2014. Her office took in $105,000 less in 2014 than in 2013.

County native finish in top 16 in national event

J-E Editor
Onton native Cameron Edwards spent the weekend in San Diego, California, where he represented the state of Kentucky in the national Discussion Meet competition at the 96th American Farm Bureau Federation annual convention.

First meeting for new Mayor of Dixon

J-E Reporter
As the first regular meeting of the year was called to order, new Mayor Carolyn Townsend opened the session by welcoming new commission members Terry Webb and John Ramsey, and acknowledged the returning commissioners Junior Little and Jennifer Stone.  While not suggesting any big plans for the new term, Mayor Townsend expressed her excitement of working with the commissioners in achieving worthwhile small steps that will turn into big steps to benefit the residents of Dixon.