Governor spending day in Northern Kentucky | Politics
FLORENCE, KY (FOX19) – Governor Steve Beshear is making three highly visible appearances in Northern Kentucky Monday.
The governor first stop is an event with the media and Kentucky Speedway owner Bruton Smith and G. M. Mark Simendinger.
After the parking fiasco at last year’s Spring Cup race, the track and the state have made big effort to improve the situation. Monday morning the governor will drive the Speedway’s Official Ford Escape Pace Vehicle to the new pedestrian and tram tunnel. The tunnel has been built to let people who have parked in the new 170-acre parking area across from the Speedway walk to the track without having to dodge traffic on the main road. Beshear and the media will then tour the Speedway.
At noon, Governor Beshear will attend the Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting for the new Florence Senior Center. The new center is off 7431 U.S. 42, at the location of the old city building on Niblack Drive between the library and the Florence Nursery.
Then the Governor will attend the groundbreaking for Kentucky’s newest road project, the KY 16 (Taylor Mill Road) reconstruction project, on Morning Glory Drive off 16. Senators Damon Thayer, Representatives Arnold Simpson and Thomas Kerr will also attend, along with people from Kenton County and the City of Taylor Mill.
Kentucky 16 will become a 5-lane road in this stretch, which the city says is the biggest change since the road was built in 1937.
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