It’s Kentucky – You Never Know What Can Happen

Juva BarberBlog

It’s spring in Kentucky. That means snow, sun, basketball (go Hilltoppers and UL Women!) and the final days of the Legislative session. Yesterday was the 55th day of the legislative session. That means there are only 5 days left for the final passage of bills. 5 days doesn’t seem like very much time – especially if the issue you support has not been heard in committee. But it is Kentucky, and sometimes things aren’t what they seem – just remember it snowed on the first day of spring earlier this week. There is still enough time for our issue (HB 609) to pass in these final 5 days. HB 609 simply ensures we have enough revenue to maintain the infrastructure … Read More

Kentucky Infrastructure – We Can’t Afford to Wait!

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Tuesday, while waiting to talk with a Senator about HB 609, I had a conversation with his staff about KBT. I told her about who we are and what we are advocating for – and she responded like most people do. “We really need to do something – our roads are in terrible shape.” She then proceeded to tell me about her trip to Goodyear a few weeks ago to get her tires aligned. She had hit an unavoidable pothole in Frankfort, causing $120 worth of damage to her car. And because the unavoidable pothole is on her regular route to work she is worried that she will have to visit Goodyear again soon for another realignment. She isn’t the … Read More

KBT Transportation News!

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Courage is a funny thing. It’s something we all want to have – and quite frankly – we don’t know if we actually have it until we’re faced with a difficult situation. This week, I witnessed courage. Representative Sal Santoro (R-60) and Representative John Sims, Jr. (D-70) filed House Bill 609. These two gentlemen were joined by 11 other courageous people, Rep. Matt Castlen (R-14); Rep. Richard Heath (R-2); Rep. Donna Mayfield (R-73); Rep. Chad McCoy (R-50); Rep. Kimberly Poore Moser (R-64); Rep. Rob Rothenburger (R-58); Rep. Bart Rowland (R-21); Rep. Diane St. Onge (R-63); Rep. Ken Upchurch (R-52); Rep. Scott Wells (R-97); and Rep. Susan Westrom (D-79) all of whom realize that something must be done to ensure revenues … Read More