Owensboro is a home rule-class city in and the county seat of Daviess County, United States. It is the fourth-largest city in the state by population and it is located on U. S. Route 60 about 107 miles southwest of Louisville, and is the principal city of the Owensboro metropolitan area. The metropolitan population was estimated at 116,506, evidence of American Indian settlement in the area dates back 12,000 years. Following a series of failed uprisings with British support, the first European descendant to settle in Owensboro was frontiersman William Smeathers or Smothers in 1797, for whom the riverfront park is named. The settlement was known as Yellow Banks from the color of the land beside the Ohio River. The Lewis and Clark Expedition wintered at what is todays Owensboro prior to departing on their famous travels, in 1817, Yellow Banks was formally established under the name Owensborough, named after Col. Abraham Owen. In 1893, the spelling of the name was shortened to its current Owensboro, in August 1864, Owensboro was subject to a raid by a band of Confederate guerrillas from Tennessee led by Captain Jack Bennett, an officer in Stovepipe Johnsons Partisan Rangers.
Another major battle occurred 8 miles south of Owensboro and is signified by a monument marking the battle located beside US Highway 431. Several distillers, mainly of bourbon whiskey, have been in, the major distillery still in operation is the Glenmore Distillery Company, now owned by the Sazerac Company. On August 14,1936, downtown Owensboro was the site of the last public hanging in the United States, rainey Bethea was executed for the rape and murder of 70-year-old Lischa Edwards. The execution was presided over by a sheriff, Florence Shoemaker Thompson. The end of the Second World War brought civil engineering projects which helped turn Owensboro from an industrial town into a modern. The Owensboro Wagon Company, established in 1884, was one of the largest and most influential companies in the nation. With eight styles or sizes of wagons, the set the standard of quality at the turn of the 20th century. Frederick A. Ames came to Owensboro from Washington, Pennsylvania and he started the Carriage Woodstock Company to repair horse-drawn carriages.
In 1910, he began to manufacture a line of automobiles under the Ames brand name, Ames hired industrialist Vincent Bendix in 1912, and the company became the Ames Motor Car Company. Despite its product being called the best $1500 car by a Texas car dealer, the company began manufacturing replacement bodies for the more widely sold Ford Model T. In 1922, the company itself and started to manufacture furniture under the name Ames Corporation
Bowling Green, Kentucky
Bowling Green is a home rule-class city in and the county seat of Warren County, United States. Founded by pioneers in 1798, Bowling Green was the capital of Confederate Kentucky during the American Civil War. The city was the inspiration for the 1967 Everly Brothers song Bowling Green and it is the home of numerous manufacturers, including General Motors and Fruit of the Loom. The Bowling Green Assembly Plant has been the source of all Chevrolet Corvettes built since 1981, Bowling Green is home to the states second-largest public university, Western Kentucky University. In 2014, Forbes magazine listed Bowling Green as one of the Top 25 Best Places to Retire in the United States, the first Europeans known to have reached the area carved their names on beech trees near the river around 1775. By 1778, settlers established McFaddens Station on the bank of the Barren River. Present-day Bowling Green grew out of homesteads erected by Robert and George Moore and General Elijah Covington, the Moore brothers arrived from Virginia circa 1794.
In 1798, only two years after Warren County had been formed, Robert Moore donated 2 acres of land to county trustees for the purpose of constructing public buildings, soon after, he donated an additional 30 to 40 acres surrounding the original plot. The city of Bowling Green was officially incorporated by the Commonwealth of Kentucky on March 6,1798, some controversy exists over the source of the towns name. Some historians dispute this and credit Bowling Green, early records indicate that the city name was spelled Bowlingreen. By 1810, Bowling Green had 154 residents, growth in steamboat commerce and the proximity of the Barren River increased Bowling Greens importance. Canal locks and dams on the Barren River made it more navigable. In 1832, the first portage railway connected the river to the location of the current county courthouse, mules pulled freight and passengers to and from the city on the tracks. Despite rapid urbanization of the Bowling Green area in the 1830s, Bowling Green declared itself neutral in an attempt to escape the Civil War.
Because of its location and resources, both the Union and Confederacy sought control of the city. The majority of its residents rejected both the Confederacy and the Lincoln administration, on September 18,1861, around 1300 Confederate soldiers arrived from Tennessee to occupy the city, placed under command of Kentucky native General Simon Bolivar Buckner. The citys pro-Union feelings surprised the Confederate occupiers, surrounding hills were fortified to secure possible military approaches to the valuable river and railroad assets. In November 1861, the provisional Confederate government of Kentucky chose Bowling Green as its capital and they destroyed bridges across the Barren River, the railroad depot, and other important buildings that could be used by the enemy
Morgantown is a home rule-class city in, and the seat of, Butler County, United States. The population was 2,394 at the time of the 2010 census, the etymology of the citys present name is uncertain. It may have chosen to honor a hunter named Morgan or to honor Daniel Morgan Smith. It was incorporated as Morgantown by the assembly in 1813. Granville Allen, a member of the 17th Kentucky Infantry, was one of the first Union soldiers to die in the Civil War, a monument was erected by the Granville Allen Post #93 GAR. This first skirmish between the North and South took place on the Daniel Boone Johnson property, the Johnson Cemetery is still there and is directly above the monument, which is a limestone marker cut into the side of the old Logansport road. Morgantown has one of two monuments in the country dedicated to soldiers of both sides who died in the Civil War. The Confederate-Union Veterans Monument in Morgantown is located on the grounds of the county courthouse, the city formerly had a sister city in Tatsuruhama, but that city is now part of Nanao.
Morgantown is located near the center of Butler County at 37°13′10″N 86°41′33″W and it is situated on the top of a bluff on the west side of the Green River. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has an area of 2.4 square miles, of which 0.012 square miles. As of the census of 2000, there were 2,544 people,1,051 households, the population density was 754.8 people per square mile. There were 1,148 housing units at a density of 340.6 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 95. 52% White,1. 10% African American,0. 16% Native American,0. 31% Asian,2. 36% from other races, hispanic or Latino of any race were 3. 22% of the population. 36. 9% of all households were made up of individuals and 18. 5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older, the average household size was 2.23 and the average family size was 2.90. In the city, the population was out with 23. 0% under the age of 18,11. 2% from 18 to 24,24. 8% from 25 to 44,21. 0% from 45 to 64. The median age was 38 years, for every 100 females there were 82.9 males.
For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 76.9 males, the median income for a household in the city was $19,912, and the median income for a family was $27,218. Males had an income of $24,671 versus $18,594 for females
Kentucky Route 70
Kentucky Route 70 is a long east-east state highway that originates at a junction with U. S. Route 60 in Smithland in Livingston County, just east of the Ohio River. Kentucky Route 70 begins in the Livingston County seat of Smithland, Kentucky and it travels eastward to a junction with KY866, and reaches a dead end at Tiline, along the Cumberland River. KY70 does not connect from there to Dycusburg, not since the service at that point was discontinued in 1951. KY70 returns to life at Dycusburg, on the Crittenden County side of the river, KY295 ends at that same point. KY70 moves on to join US Route 641 and Kentucky Route 91 in southern Crittenden County, KY70 and 91 departs from US641, and the two state routes split not too long after. Highway 91 goes southeast for Princeton, while KY70 continues due east to go through mainly rural sections of northern Caldwell County, KY70 crosses the Tradewater River into Hopkins County. It intersects }KY109 at Beulah, and reaches Madisonville and it gets co-signed with U. S.
Route 41 in downtown Madisonville before breaking off and traverses the Exit 114 interchange of Interstate 69 on the east side. It intersects KY85 just east of town before KY70 enters Muhlenberg County, in Central City, US431 and KY70 both meet US Route 62, and traverse the exit 58 interchange of the Wendell H. Ford Western Kentucky Parkway. That interchange was a toll booth site until the 1987 discontinuation of the WK Parkways toll plazas. The concurrently running US431 and KY70 continues southeastward from Central City through the intersection of KY176 in Drakesboro, much of US 431s concurrency with KY70 is designated as part of a Kentucky Scenic Byway. KY70 breaks off from US431 at that point south of Drakesboro, steam from the Tennessee Valley Authoritys Paradise Coal-firing plant can be seen from the highway between Drakesboro and Rochester. In Butler County, Kentucky Route 70 intersects KY369 while going through Rochester and it intersects Kentucky Route 106 not too far southeast of there, and would go on to the communities of South Hill and Dunbar.
Not too far east of Dunbar, KY70 intersects KY1468, the route intersects the Exit 29 interchange of the Natcher Parkway. That intersection opened during the 1999-2000 fiscal year, between the Natcher Parkway and US 231/KY79, KY70 is known as Veterans Way and runs concurrently with US231 Truck and KY79 Truck. KY70 runs concurrently with U. S. Route 231 and Kentucky Route 79 from Morgantown, in Aberdeen, KY70 actually departs US231 a little bit after KY79 does. KY70 intersects KY79 for a time, continuing east from Aberdeen through Jetson, and Roundhill. After the intersection with KY185, KY70 immediately enters Edmonson County, KY70 rolls onward towards the communities of Huff and Windyville. It meets KY259, and KY70 and 259 run concurrently to cross the Green River at Brownsville and this is KY 70s second crossing of the Green River
Voting methods in deliberative assemblies
Deliberative assemblies – bodies that use parliamentary procedure to arrive at decisions – use several methods of voting on motions. The regular methods of voting in such bodies are a voice vote, a vote. Additional forms of voting include a vote and balloting. The assembly could decide on the method by adopting a motion on it. Legislatures may have their own voting methods, Roberts Rules of Order Newly Revised states that a voice vote is the usual method of voting on any motion that does not require more than a majority vote for its adoption. It is considered the simplest and quickest of voting methods used by deliberative assemblies, the chair will estimate which side had more members. A simple rising vote is used principally in cases in which the chair believes a voice vote has taken with an inconclusive result. A rising vote is the method of voting on motions requiring a two-thirds vote for adoption. It can be used as the first method of voting when only a majority vote is required if the chair believes in advance that a vote will be inconclusive.
The chair can order the rising vote to be counted, a show of hands is an alternate to voice voting and can be used as the basic voting method in small boards or committees, and it is so used in other informal or small gatherings for voting. It is more precise than a vote but does not require members to leave their seats. However, it does not count as a division of the assembly, a recorded vote is a vote in which the votes of each member of the assembly are recorded. RONR explains, Taking a vote by roll call has the effect of placing on the record how each member, or sometimes each delegation, therefore, it has exactly the opposite effect of a ballot vote. It is usually confined to representative bodies, where the proceeds are published and it should not be used in a mass meeting or in any assembly whose members are not responsible to a constituency. Recorded votes may either be taken by actually calling the roll or, in some assemblies, a signed ballot is sometimes used as a substitute for a roll call vote.
It allows the members votes can be recorded in the minutes without the chair having to call the names of each member individually, a motion to use a signed ballot is one of the motions relating to methods of voting and the polls. Balloting is a form of voting in which the secrecy of the choices is desired. Members mark their choices on pieces of paper and deposit the paper into a ballot box and this procedure is typically the usual method in elections
Interstate 65 in Kentucky
Interstate 65 enters the US state of Kentucky 5 miles south of Franklin. It passes by the cities of Bowling Green, Elizabethtown. It has interchanges with four of the states parkways, the first of these is with the William H. Natcher Parkway at Bowling Green, followed by the Louie B. Nunn Cumberland Parkway north of city between Smiths Grove and Park City. At Elizabethtown, it has two more interchanges with the Wendell H. Ford Western Kentucky Parkway and the Martha Layne Collins Bluegrass Parkway. I-65 has interchanges with I-265, I-264, and a junction with I-64. The widest stretch of I-65 in its entirety is in Louisville, the highway crosses between the Central and Eastern time zones at the border of Hart and LaRue counties, respectively. The project is completing the rebuild of the Kennedy Interchange just south of both bridges in downtown Louisville, on December 30,2016, both I-65 bridges began using electronic toll collection to charge motorists for their use of this previously toll-free Interstate crossing.
From July 25,1954 until June 30,1975, the portion from the outskirts of Louisville to Elizabethtown was a road bearing the Kentucky Turnpike name. It was signed with a sign featuring a cardinal, the state bird of Kentucky. Unlike most states, Kentucky law requires that tolls be removed when the construction bonds are paid off. The road was thus the first of the extensive system of toll roads to be made free. Unlike the other roads, which maintain their separate names when becoming toll-free and it is today almost impossible to find any traces of its former toll status. On November 15,2006, the stretch of I-65 from Bowling Green to Louisville was renamed the Abraham Lincoln Memorial Highway, on February 12,2007, a bill passed the Kentucky Senate to rename I-65 in Jefferson County the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Expressway. Signage was posted July 25,2007, on July 15,2007, Kentucky officially raised its speed limits on Interstate and State Parkway Highways to 70 miles per hour. Until that date, Kentucky was the state along I-65s path that had a speed limit of 65 mph.
In 2008, Governor Steve Beshear ordered the route to be widened to a minimum of six lanes through the entire state. As of 2016, the majority of project is complete
Kentucky State Capitol
The Kentucky State Capitol is located in Frankfort and is the house of the three branches of the state government of the Commonwealth of Kentucky. The building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, from 1792 to 1830, two buildings were used as the capitol, both of which burned completely. In 1830, another capitol was built and was used until 1910, during a bitterly contested 1899 state governor election, Democratic Party claimant William Goebel was assassinated at the capitol on his way to be inaugurated. The need for a building for a growing state government resulted in the replacement of that capitol building. The official ground-breaking was August 14,1905 and construction was completed in 1909 at a cost of $1,180,434.80, the building was dedicated on June 2,1910. The capitol was designed by Frank Mills Andrews, a distinguished and he used the Beaux-Arts style and included many classical French interior designs. The staircases, for example, are replicas of those of the Opéra Garnier in Paris, the main part of the Capitol has three floors.
The first floor contains the offices of the governor, lieutenant governor, secretary of state and it features a rotunda with statues of famous Kentuckians and other exhibits, including Kentucky Women Remembered. The second floor contains the courtroom of the state Supreme Court, the state law library is nearby. The chambers of the House of Representatives and Senate face each other on opposite ends of the third floor, some high-level legislative offices are located there. The Capitol has a fourth floor which houses the galleries of the House and Senate. In addition, there is a partially buried basement level with offices for clerks. However, it contains a small gift shop and lunch counter as well as an underground tunnel to the neighboring Capitol Annex building. The Annex houses General Assembly committee rooms, General Assembly members offices, the Capitol used to be completely open during normal business hours, and local residents often used the marble hallways for exercise. Currently, anyone without proper state credentials must go through a metal detector, Security for the complex is provided by officers from the Facilities Security Branch of the Kentucky State Police along with specifically assigned state troopers
A parkway is a broad, landscaped highway thoroughfare. The term is used for a roadway in a park or connecting to a park from which trucks. Many parkways originally intended for scenic, recreational driving have evolved into major urban, the term parkway is sometimes applied more generally to a variety of limited-access roads. Over the years, many different types of roads have been labeled parkways, the terminology parkway to define this type of road was coined by Calvert Vaux and Frederick Law Olmsted in their proposal to link city and suburban parks with pleasure roads. Newer roads such as Bidwell in Buffalo, New York and Park Presidio Boulevard in San Francisco, California were designed for automobiles and are broad and divided by large landscaped central medians. During the early 20th century, the meaning of the word was expanded to include limited-access highways designed for recreational driving of automobiles and their success led to more development however, expanding a citys boundaries, eventually limiting their recreational driving use.
The Arroyo Seco Parkway between Downtown Los Angeles and Pasadena, California is an example of lost pastoral aesthetics and it and others have become major commuting routes, while retaining the name parkway. In New York City, construction on the Long Island Motor Parkway began in 1906, as Commissioner of New York City Parks under Mayor LaGuardia, he extended the parkways to the heart of the city and linking its parks to the greater metropolitan systems. Most of the New York metropolitan parkways were designed by Gilmore Clark, another example is the Sprain Brook Parkway from The Bronx to become the Taconic State Parkway to Chatham, New York. Landscape architect George Kessler designed extensive parkway systems for Kansas City, Memphis, Indianapolis, in the 1930s, as part of the New Deal the U. S. federal government constructed National Parkways designed for recreational driving and to commemorate historic trails and routes. These divided four-lane parkways have lower speed limits and are maintained by the National Park Service, an example is the Civilian Conservation Corps built Blue Ridge Parkway in the Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina and Virginia.
Others are, Skyline Drive in Virginia, the Natchez Trace Parkway in Mississippi and Tennessee, the George Washington Memorial Parkway and the Clara Barton Parkway, running along the Potomac River near Washington, D. C. were constructed during this era. In Kentucky the term designates a controlled-access highway in the Kentucky Parkway system. They were toll roads until the bonds were repaid, now being freeways since 2006. The Arroyo Seco Parkway from Pasadena to Los Angeles, built in 1940, was the first segment of the vast Southern California freeway system and it became part of State Route 110 and was renamed the Pasadena Freeway. A2010 restoration of the freeway brought the Arroyo Seco Parkway designation back, in the New York metropolitan area, contemporary parkways are predominantly controlled-access highways restricted to non-commercial traffic, excluding trucks and tractor-trailers. Some have low overpasses that exclude buses, the Palisades Interstate Parkway is a post-war parkway that starts at the George Washington Bridge, heads north through New Jersey, continuing through Rockland and Orange counties in New York.
The Palisades Parkway was built to allow for a route from New York City to Harriman State Park
Western Kentucky Parkway
The 136. 796-mile Wendell H. Ford Western Kentucky Parkway is a controlled-access highway running from Elizabethtown, Kentucky to near Eddyville, Kentucky. It intersects with Interstate 65 at its terminus, and Interstate 24 at its western terminus. It is one of nine highways that are part of the Kentucky parkway system, the road was renamed for Wendell H. Ford, a former Kentucky governor and United States Senator, in 1998. Previously, it was simply the Western Kentucky Parkway, and often called the WK Parkway because of the abbreviation used on its signs. The Western Kentucky Parkway carries the designation of Kentucky Route 9001 for its entire length. The portion from I-24 to the Pennyrile Parkway carries the designation of Interstate 69. The section signed as I-69, the parkway is signed as former, the parkway passes the cities of Clarkson, Caneyville, Beaver Dam, Central City, Dawson Springs and Eddyville. At exit 77 near Beaver Dam, the parkway intersects with the William H. Natcher Parkway, at exit 38 near Madisonville, the parkway intersects with the Edward T.
Breathitt Pennyrile Parkway, which runs from Hopkinsville to Henderson. The toll plazas were, from west to east, Mile 78, although this toll plaza was demolished shortly after the road became a freeway, its former location could still be seen in the form of a widened shoulder, which was not removed until 2012. It is the only service area in the entire Kentucky parkway system. It was initially reported that the closure was permanent, but a spokesperson for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet soon indicated that the closure was temporary, as of March 2017, KYTC has begun a bidding process to find a new vendor and reopen the service area. The original segment of the parkway was envisioned as a 127-mile toll road extending from Elizabethtown to Princeton, the bonds were issued in 1961 and construction wrapped up on the original 127.19 miles in December 1963 at a cost of $108,548,062. In 1968, construction wrapped up on a 6. 60-mile extension of the Western Kentucky Parkway from Princeton to Interstate 24 in Eddyville coming in at a cost of $5,554,468.
The extension was proposed to be 10.30 miles but only 6.60 miles were constructed. The parkway was originally a road, as were all Kentucky parkways. State law requires toll collection ceases when enough tolls are collected to pay off the parkways construction bonds. It is constructed similar to the Interstate Highway system, though sections do not measure up to current Interstate standards. From the Pennyrile Parkway in Madisonville to Interstate 24, the Western Kentucky Parkway officially became part of Interstate 69 with the signing of federal legislation on June 6,2008
U.S. Route 68
U. S. Route 68 is a United States highway that runs for 560 miles from northwest Ohio to Western Kentucky. The highways western terminus is at US62 in Reidland and its northern terminus is at Interstate 75 in Findlay, Ohio. It is signed east–west in Kentucky and north–south in Ohio, U. S. Route 68 is designated as a Scenic Highway throughout Kentucky. The majority of the winds through forested, hilly terrain. US68 is Broadway through downtown Lexington, and it is Harrodsburg Road before it leaves Lexington, the route passes several Civil War battle sites. The Battle of Tebbs Bend Historic Civil War Site is located near Campbellsville, in addition, the Jefferson Davis State Historic Site is along the highway about 9 miles east of Hopkinsville at the small town of Fairview. There is an annual 400-mile yard sale held along the highway for 4 days in early summer, the sections of the highway through Campbellsville and Lebanon are slated for expansion to begin in 2008. The long-term goal is to widen and make safer the entire US68 corridor through Kentucky as part of the Heartland Parkway project, sections in Kentucky have been improved in recent years.
The Paris Pike which was completed in 2003, work is currently in progress to make US68 four lanes through Land Between the Lakes. Two spans of the US 68/KY80 Eggner Ferry Bridge over Kentucky Lake collapsed after being struck by a ship on January 26,2012. The bridge reopened to traffic on May 25,2012, US68 takes a south-north route throughout Ohio, roughly paralleling Interstate 75 but covering counties one tier to the east of those counties covered by I-75. US68 begins at the William H. Harsha Bridge over the Ohio River, shortly before reaching Interstate 70, it becomes a four-lane expressway, bypassing Springfield before transitioning back to a rural two-lane road as it approaches Urbana. As it continues north, US68 passes through West Liberty, Kenton, Dunkirk, in total, US68 traverses 179.1 miles within Ohio. US68 followed the current KY218 westward into Horse Cave, US68 moved to its current routing from Bowling Green to Perryville around 1948-49. US68 previously ran to Toledo, terminating at the west approach to the High Level Bridge south of downtown and it passed through Springfield, Ohio prior to its realignment onto a four-lane bypass of that city.
One exit ramp from US68 ends on Upper Valley Pike, rather than on US 40/SR4, another entrance ramp includes two-way traffic, the Ohio Department of Transportation the same year approved $5 million to fund the project. However, the TCC soon rejected ODOTs money, concluding that even its recommended fix would not be enough to solve the road networks underlying problems. Instead, the TCC is making changes, such as improving traffic signal timing and adding signs
Federal Highway Administration
The Federal Highway Administration is a division of the United States Department of Transportation that specializes in highway transportation. The agencys major activities are grouped into two programs, the Federal-aid Highway Program and the Federal Lands Highway Program and its role had previously been performed by the Office of Road Inquiry, Office of Public Roads and the Bureau of Public Roads. The organization has several organizations and a complicated history. The Office of Road Inquiry was founded in 1893, in 1905 that organizations name was changed to the Office of Public Roads which became a division of the United States Department of Agriculture. The name was changed again to the Bureau of Public Roads in 1915 and it was shifted to the Federal Works Agency which was abolished in 1949 when its name reverted to Bureau of Public Roads under the Department of Commerce. With the coming of the bicycle in the 1890s, interest grew regarding the improvement of streets, the traditional method of putting the burden on maintaining roads on local landowners was increasingly inadequate.
New York State took the lead in 1898, and by 1916 the old system had been discarded everywhere area, demands grew for local and state government to take charge. With the coming of the automobile after 1910, urgent efforts were made to upgrade, the American Association for Highway Improvement was organized in 1910. Funding came from automobile registration, and taxes on motor fuels, in 1916, federal-aid was first made available to improve post-roads, and promote general commerce. Congress appropriated $75 million over a period, with the Secretary of Agriculture in charge through the Bureau of Public Roads. There were 2.4 million miles of rural dirt rural roads in 1914,100,000 miles had been improved with grading and gravel, the rapidly increasing speed of automobiles, and especially trucks, made maintenance and repair high-priority item. Concrete was first used in 1893, and expanded until it became the dominant surfacing material in the 1930s, from 1917 through 1941,261,000 miles of highways were built with federal aid, and cost $5.31 billion.
Federal funds totaled $3.17 billion, and state-local funds were $2.14 billion, the FHWA was created on October 15,1966. In 1967 the functions of the Bureau of Public Roads were transferred to the new organization and it was one of three original bureaus along with the Bureau of Motor Carrier Safety and the National Highway Safety Bureau. The FHWA’s role in the Federal-aid Highway Program is to oversee federal funds used for constructing and maintaining the National Highway System and this funding mostly comes from the federal gasoline tax and mostly goes to state departments of transportation. FHWA oversees projects using these funds to ensure that requirements for project eligibility. The FHWA publishes the “Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices”, the MUTCD specifies such things as the size and height of traffic signs, traffic signals and road surface markings. The Federal Highway Administration is overseen by an Administrator appointed by the President of the United States by, the Administrator works under the direction of the Secretary of Transportation and Deputy Secretary of Transportation
Warren County, Kentucky
Warren County is a county located in the U. S. state of Kentucky. As of 2014, the population was 120,460, making it the fifth-most populous county in Kentucky, the county seat is Bowling Green. Generally the county is dry, prohibiting the sale of alcohol, Warren County is included in the Bowling Green, KY Metropolitan Statistical Area. It is located in the Pennyroyal Plateau and Western Coal Fields regions, Warren County was the location of several Native American villages and burial mounds. The first white men to enter the area were the hunters in the 1770s. General Elijah Covington was among the first landowners, mcFaddens Station, one of the earliest settlements, was established in 1785 by Andrew McFadden/McFadin on the northern bank of the Barren River at the Cumberland Trace. Warren County became the 23rd county of Kentucky in 1796, from a section of Logan County and it was named after General Joseph Warren of the Revolutionary War. He dispatched William Dawes and Paul Revere on their famous midnight ride to warn residents of the approaching British troops and he was a hero of the Battle of Bunker Hill.
Through the riverboat trade, Warren County thrived in the agricultural market, in 1859, the Louisville and Nashville Railroad was laid through the county. During the Civil War, most residents are said to have favored the Confederacy, because of its strategic value Warren County was occupied by Confederate forces in September 1861. It was occupied in turn by the Union Army on February 14,1862, during the Confederate withdrawal, they destroyed railroad bridges in Barren County, the Bowling Green train depot and other railroad buildings to hinder Union pursuit. The completion of Interstate 65 and Green River Parkway in the 1960s and 1970s, in 1997, Bowling Green became a Tree City USA, sponsored by the National Arbor Day Foundation. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has an area of 548 square miles. The Green River forms the boundary of the county, and was a means of transportation for settlers. Tributaries of the Green River that flow through Warren County are the Barren and Gasper rivers and Jennings creeks, in the north the land is possibly the most rugged, since it lies between the Green and Barren rivers, with very tall ridges near Riverside and Richardsville.
The major drainage in Warren county is Barren River, which flows through Bowling Green and is surrounded by ridges in some areas. Several sizable hills rise in Bowling Green proper, in the east the land is rolling near Drakes Creek. The land in the south and southwest of the county is predominantly flat, in the western side of the county, the land is hilly with steep ridges and rocky and cliff-ridden near Gasper River