Golf scramble set at Carter Caves

OLIVE HILL - Carter Caves State Resort Park is hosting a golf scramble Sept. 16 to raise money for the Kentucky Employees Charitable Campaign, an annual fund-raiser conducted by state employees.

Four-person teams can enter with a $45 per person entry fee. (Those who register by Sept. 14 pay only $40.) The shotgun start begins at 8:30 a.m. and the scramble includes 18 holes with a cart, lunch, trophies and other prizes.

Tickets for skirts, mulligans and split the pot will be sold for the fund-raiser.

Carter Caves State Resort Park has a lodge, cottages, campground and a full-service restaurant. For more information, call (800) 325-0059 or (606) 286-8881.

Louisa traffic signal causes confusion

LOUISA - Motorists driving on Ky. 3 in Louisa may have experienced some confusion recently due to a traffic signal change at the intersection with Ky. 32.

Charles Neeley, Traffic Branch Manager for Highway District 12, said that the signal at the intersection of the two roads has been modified from a “protected” left turn to a “protected and permitted” left turn.

This is what the change means: If you are driving south on Ky. 3, at the intersection with Ky. 32 there is a left turn lane. When the signal shows a green left turn arrow, motorists turning left are “protected;” that is, they have the right of way and all opposing traffic should be stopped.

The green arrow turns yellow and then disappears, but there is still a green ball showing for the left turn lane. This means that a left turn is still “permitted,” or allowed, but only when there is no opposing traffic. In other words, a motorist may turn left when the green ball is showing, but must yield to oncoming traffic.

“To draw attention to this change,” Neeley said, “we are replacing the sign that hangs from the span wire. The new sign will be larger and have orange flags attached to it to draw motorists’ attention.” The sign says LEFT TURN YIELD ON and then shows a green ball.

The new signal, Neeley pointed out, functions the same way as the one just north on Ky. 3, at the intersection with Ky. 2566 near Rite Aid. “We just want to make people aware of this change so that they can adjust their driving habits accordingly,” Neeley said.

“The change gives motorists who are turning left a longer amount of time to make the turn, but part of that time, when the green arrow disappears and only the green ball remains, they have to yield to other traffic.”

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