State Highway workers directed to remove signs posted illegally on state right of way
Officials with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet have announced that Kentucky Highway workers in the seven counties of District 12 have an ongoing directive to remove illegal signs from roadsides and intersections. Officials say it is illegal to place a sign on state right of way. It is also illegal to attach a sign to a structure already installed on state right-of-way. The seven county area includes: Lawrence, Johnson, Floyd, Martin, Knott, Pike and Letcher counties. The District Chief engineer says that during this time of year there are more political signs than any. Signs collected will be kept at the nearest maintenance facility for about a month, in case the sign owner wants them back to put on private property. Anyone that wishes to remove the signs before risking damage to them when the state removes them can do so as soon as possible.