Kentucky State Police operators are “paying it forward” to health care workers on the front lines of the COVID-19 outbreak, as a part of National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week.
The week, running from April 12-18, celebrates the 200,000 emergency operators working across the country.
The Kentucky State Police announced Monday that operators in KSP Post 1 are donating time and money by writing thank-you notes and buying food to deliver to healthcare workers and another dispatch center.
Post 1, which is stationed in Mayfield, will being doing this all week. They will also have dress-up days, including a “wear green day” that will commemorate COVID-19 victims.
Road work in NEKY
In addition to last week’s announcement of road work on eastbound U.S. 60 near Summit, the Kentucky Department of Highways have some additional work zones in the area.
The Summit work on slide repairs will close the right lane at mile makers 8 and 9 between the Garden City Roller Rink and the Summit Plaza on U.S. 60 starting Thursday.
Road work will be happening in the following areas:
• Eastbound I-64 will be undergoing embankment repairs through Wednesday at mile markers 188-191 between Cannonsburg and Catlettsburg.
• I-64 mile between mile makers 181-191, both directions will experience closures starting the week of April 20 for cable barrier installation from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekdays. Speed limit will be reduced and delays expected.
• Ky. 1043, also known as Little Rocky Road in South Shore will be have paving this week from East Tygarts Creek Road to U.S. 23. Expect lane closures and flagged traffic. All work is weather permitting.
• Ky. 1093, also known as Country Club Drive in Bellefonte, is scheduled beginning the week of April 20 between Ky. 5 and Ky. 1725 between mile markers 0 and 2. Expect lane closures and flagged traffic, weather permitting. The Country Club Drive work will not begin until the completion of the Little Rocky Road paving.
• Ky. 9, also known as the AA Highway has closed shoulders and occasional flagged traffic for intersection safety improvements in the area of Grayson Spur. Speed limit is reduced to 45 mph and motorists are asked to be on the look out for trucks entering and leaving the roadway.
• Ky. 1068, also known as Laurel Creek, has a work zone west of Depp Hole Branch for bridge replacement with a creek crossing detour.
Violin lessons in September
Violin lessons by Kathleen Chamis will be available in September.
For more information, call (606) 393-5347.