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2016-2017 KHI Scholarship Award Winners

FRANKFORT, KY, June 9, 2016 – The Kentucky Highway Industries (KHI) Scholarship Committee, co-chaired by Bob Beam, The Allen Company, and Pat Judd, Gaddie-Shamrock, LLC, recently announced their 2016 Scholarship Award Recipients. The total allocation of $62,500 will be distributed to the students during the 2016-2017 school year. Since 1998, $678,500 has been awarded to deserving students to help them achieve their educational goals. Congratulations and good luck to the following students. Click here to view the winners.


KYTC Release Pause 50 Plan

FRANKFORT, Ky. (June 7, 2016) –Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) Secretary Greg Thomas today testified before the Interim Joint Committee on Transportation about the condition of the Road Fund cash balance—the funding source for all Cabinet operations including construction, maintenance and general support. Click here for full article and to see the Pause 50 Plan. 


Energy & Environment Cabinet Announces Top Appointments

FRANKFORT, Ky. (June 1, 2016) – Energy and Environment Cabinet Secretary Charles G. Snavely today announced the appointment of John D. Small, the director of the Division of Mine Safety, to the position of Deputy Commissioner of the Department for Natural Resources. Click here for more information and to see the other appointees.

Dunaway Appointed State Highway Engineer

FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 20, 2016) – Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) Secretary Greg Thomas today announced Patty Dunaway, P.E., will serve as state highway engineer. Dunaway becomes the second woman in Cabinet history to assume the role. Click here for more information and for other appointees.

NSSGA Recognizes Ron Gray w/Lifetime Service Award

Nashville, TN (March 23, 2016) Mike Johnson, President and CEO of the National Stone, Sand, and Gravel Association, recognized Ron Gray with a Lifetime Service Award at the annual NSSGA convention in Nashville, TN. The Lifetime Service Award is given to those individuals who have been outstanding advocates for the crushed stone industry. Click here for more info including photos from the event. 

Tuning In To Aggregate Supply

Billions of dollars worth of construction aggregates  were produced in the U.S. in 2014, according to the U.S. Geological Survey’s (USGS) Mineral Commodity Summaries 2015 report. It was 19.8 billion dollars to be exact. That is seven percent more than 2013. The growth reaffirms the ongoing recovery of the U.S. construction market in all sectors – including asphalt road building. Frankfort, KY (March 3, 2016) - Governor Matt Bevin today named Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) Deputy Secretary Greg Thomas as acting Secretary. Click here for full article.

Governor Bevin Names Transportation Secretary

Frankfort, KY (March 3, 2016) - Governor Matt Bevin today named Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) Deputy Secretary Greg Thomas as acting Secretary.

National Miners Day, December 6, 2015

National Miners Day, December 6, 2015 commemorates the worst industrial mine accident in American history when 362 miners perished in an explosion at the No. 6 and No. 8 mines in Monongah, W.Va., on this date in 1907. Today, more than 350,000 miners extract dozens of diverse minerals from the earth, including coal, gold, copper, silver, granite, limestone, salt and gravel. Click here to learn more about National Miners Day.

Ed Elliott w/Rogers Group, Testifies Before Congress on Mine Safety

Oct.21, 2015 - Ed Elliott with the Rogers Group, Inc. , a KCSA member, addressed the House Education and Workforce Subcommittee on Workforce Protections during the "Protecting America's Workers: Reviewing Mine Safety Policies with Stakeholders" hearing. Despite improvements in stakeholder outreach and collaboration, many of MSHA's regulations are overly burdensome on aggregates producers. Elliott affirmed that the industry stands ready to continue working with MSHA on common-sense way to continue to improve the aggregates industry's safety record. Click here to watch the YouTube video. (The beginning of Ed's presentation is near the 38:40 minute mark).

WOTUS Rule Stayed Nationwide

Oct.9, 2015 - NSSGA has just learned that the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals has granted a nationwide stay on the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule. Jointly proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Army Corps of Engineers (Corps), it radically expands federal jurisdiction over water that have little or no connection to flowing streams and rivers. The court noted that while there is no threat of immediate irreparable harm to any of the states "the sheer breadth of the ripple effects caused by the rule's definitional changes counsels strongly in favor of maintaining the status quo for the time being. Click here for more details.

Crushing It In Kentucky

Established in 1944, during the heart of World War II, the Kentucky Crushed Stone Association (KCSA) has grown to more than 100 members, of which one-third of the members are stone, sand or gravel producers with the other two-thirds being associate members who furnish and supply equipment such as trucks and loaders; services such as banking and insurance; and supplies such as fuel, tires and explosives that are used within the industry. There is also an honorary life membership category which recognizes individuals who have been active in supporting the industry during their careers. Click here to view the article.

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