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Start of Virtual School!

We would like to wish good luck to our students, parents, and teachers staring virtual school tomorrow! Thank you to our Scott County Schools’ teachers and staff for all the hard work you have put in over the past several months. Adjusting to virtual classes and not seeing your students in person is very challenging, but we appreciate your effort and dedication.

Thank a teacher today!

For more information on how Scott County Schools are keeping our students safe, and for information on how you can help, please visit their FacebookPage: https://www.facebook.com/scottcoschools or their website: https://www.scott.kyschools.us

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Royal Spring Welcome Center

The Georgetown/Scott County Tourism team has been working on something special downtown! The new Royal Spring Welcome Center is located in the historic jailer’s house, 117 North Water Street, for the perfect starting point to all your downtown Georgetown exploring. Drop by to learn all about Georgetown’s rich history and to find exciting adventures for the whole family. The Welcome Center staff will be able to help you find attractions, lodging, shopping, and restaurants all in nearby Georgetown/Scott County. They will be open every Thursday and Friday from 10am-4pm. For more information, visit the Georgetown/Scott County Tourism Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/gotogtown or their website: www.georgetownky.com

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Employee Highlight: Wayne Starnes

Wayne Starnes has been with the Scott County Road Department for almost 12 years! He was promoted to Forman about 6 years ago where he supervises a crew in daily maintenance of the roads, snow removal, mowing, and any other repairs of Scott County roads and buildings. To become Forman, he had to put in a lot of time on the roads, seeing and responding to all kinds of situations. Starnes says he has always enjoyed working in construction, so the SC Road Department was a perfect fit for him!

Starnes enjoys working for the department because of the environment that has been created by his coworkers and community. He is also grateful for the opportunities to work outdoors alongside great people who care about the safety of SC citizens– “The guys are great to work with, and we all get along,” he says. Starnes also appreciates the excitement the job brings. You never know what will happen. The work is constantly changing, and it is not about doing the same thing every day.

2020 has been a crazy year for all of us, but Starnes has been making the most of it. Some of his goals for the rest of the year are to stay healthy, take more trips with his kids, and spend more time with his family. He is a lifelong resident of Scott County and now resides here with his wife and children. Starnes was nominated by County Road Supervisor JR Brandenburg who says that Starnes is a valuable asset to the department with years of experience. We are happy to have him in our community!

Thank you for what you do for Scott County!

If you have a nomination for an employee highlight, please email sondra.vernengo@scottky.gov Thank you!

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UPDATE ON BROADBAND SPEED TESTING

Great progress but we need more help getting tests conducted in rural Scott County. Since Monday we have had almost 2000 speed test replies. I have attached a map that shows us where test have been conducted.

No Service Black Dot•<10 M down Red Dot•<25 M down Yellow•≥ 25 M down Green•≥ 500 M down Light Blue

Here are some of the roads that we need more tests conducted from : Longlick , Gaines , Josephine , Porter, Hinton Sadieville, Deer Lake, Davis, Burgess Smith, Luke Boyers Chapel, Elk Lick Church , US 227 Stamping Ground , Sharp, Cedar, Switzer , Woodlake , Sebree , Duvall Station, Green Lane, Craig Lane , Galloway, Ironworks, Fishers Mill, Pea Ridge, Cane Run, Burton , Burton , Anderson, Gunnell, Muddy Ford, Bailey , Barkley, Finnell, Leesburg, Thistleway , Crumbaugh, Johnson Mill, Newtown Pike, Stone , Carrick, Scott County Broadband Speed TestWe realize during this unprecedented time, the need for reliable, affordable internet service in all parts of our community is more important than ever. Scott County Fiscal Court is working with a company called GEO Partners LLC to address this need. We need your help to test the broadband speed and access throughout all parts of Scott County.We are calling on all community members, including those with students in grades K-12 and citizens working from home, to complete a one-minute speed test. The test can be done from any device connected to your broadband internet signal in your home. Your participation is very important! Please complete the internet speed test by 5:00pm on Tuesday, August 25, 2020.Make sure your device is connected to your broadband service and no one in your household is streaming video or gaming at the time you conduct the test. Disconnect from VPN if you use it to work from home. For those individuals without broadband internet access in your home, the only thing you will have to do is enter the address of the home with no available service.Take a one-minute speed test to help all of Scott County get reliable internet access. CLICK HERE: https://expressoptimizer.net/public/index.php?banner=https://scottky.gov/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Scott-County-red-White-Long-1-01-300×109.png&entity=Scott%20County Additional Information:The Scott County Fiscal Court, in partnership with the Geo Partners LLC is pleased to announce a crowdsourcing project covering all of Scott County. This broadband speed testing initiative is being conducted by GEO Partners, LLC. This test should provide the most comprehensive, accurate collection of actual broadband speeds ever conducted in Scott County. The speed test will result in statistically valid data and mapping. Scott County Fiscal Court will use this information to explore options to support a future broadband expansion project. With this information, we have the potential to seek grant funding from the FCC, USDA or Federal Cares Grant program. Our goal is to conduct 2000 speed tests from locations all over Scott County. We hope that citizens in the rural parts of our community will participate so that we can have data that truly shows us where we have broadband, and where it is lacking, to use this data on grant applications. The Scott County Fiscal Court recognizes that high-speed quality broadband is a critical utility to economic development, education, business, and virtual healthcare. The Fiscal Court is grateful for the partnership with GEO Partners on this project. With questions, contact Scott County Judge Executive Joe Pat Covington by email or phone at: joe.covington@scottky.gov or 502-863-7850.

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Back in Session: Georgetown College Students Returning to Scott County

We are happy to welcome our Georgetown College students back into our county for the ‘20-21 school year! Georgetown College is welcoming one of its largest first-year classes with several of the students receiving the Legacy and Legends Scholarship that offers free tuition to Scott County students (as well as the students of three other counties). Click here to read more about this scholarship: https://scottky.gov/legacy-and-legends-scholarship/

Georgetown College has been very diligent in keeping both their students and our community safe during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Mask-wearing and social distancing has been strictly enforced both in and out of the classroom. This school year will look very different with college sports having greater restrictions, hybrid classrooms, and limited social contact, but we know that GC students are strong enough to withstand the challenges. To read about GC’s COVID policies and what they are doing to keep Scott County and its students safe, click here: http://www.georgetowncollege.edu/tigers-together

Georgetown College has also been named the Best College in Kentucky for Job Placement for the third consecutive year! We are thankful to share our community with an institution that brings such promising individuals to Scott County. We are very excited to have these bright, young minds back to contribute to our local businesses and to the community at large.

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Internet Speed Test

We need your help to bring High Speed Broadband to all of Scott County . Take a one-minute speed test from your home computer to help all of Scott County get reliable internet access. If you don’t have home service you can use your cell phone.CLICK HERE: https://expressoptimizer.net/public/index.php?banner=https://scottky.gov/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Scott-County-red-White-Long-1-01-300×109.png&entity=Scott%20County

We realize during this unprecedented time, the need for reliable, affordable internet service in all parts of our community is more important than ever. Scott County Fiscal Court is working with a company called GEO Partners LLC to address this need. We need your help to test the broadband speed and access throughout all parts of Scott County.We are calling on all community members, including those with students in grades K-12 and citizens working from home, to complete a one-minute speed test. The test can be done from any device connected to your broadband internet signal in your home. Your participation is very important! Please complete the internet speed test by 5:00pm on Tuesday, August 25, 2020.Make sure your device is connected to your broadband service and no one in your household is streaming video or gaming at the time you conduct the test. Disconnect from VPN if you use it to work from home. For those individuals without broadband internet access in your home, the only thing you will have to do is enter the address of the home with no available service.Additional Information:The Scott County Fiscal Court, in partnership with the Geo Partners LLC is pleased to announce a crowdsourcing project covering all of Scott County. This broadband speed testing initiative is being conducted by GEO Partners, LLC. This test should provide the most comprehensive, accurate collection of actual broadband speeds ever conducted in Scott County. The speed test will result in statistically valid data and mapping. Scott County Fiscal Court will use this information to explore options to support a future broadband expansion project. With this information, we have the potential to seek grant funding from the FCC, USDA or Federal Cares Grant program. Our goal is to conduct 2000 speed tests from locations all over Scott County. We hope that citizens in the rural parts of our community will participate so that we can have data that truly shows us where we have broadband, and where it is lacking, to use this data on grant applications. The Scott County Fiscal Court recognizes that high-speed quality broadband is a critical utility to economic development, education, business, and virtual healthcare. The Fiscal Court is grateful for the partnership with GEO Partners on this project. With questions, contact Scott County Judge Executive Joe Pat Covington by email or phone at: joe.covington@scottky.gov or 502-863-7850.

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Round-About Now Open as of 2:00pm Friday 8-14

 KYTC District 7 Press Release
 Round About to Open at KY 32 and McClelland Circle Bypass in Scott County
 Update for the US 460 Georgetown Northwest Bypass Project - roundabout to open in Scott County
 -the roundabout is part of the US 460 Georgetown  Bypass Project
 -the entire project is scheduled to open for completion in May 2021
 Friday, August 14 - 5 p.m. (time is approximate)
 Longlick Pike/KY 32 & McClelland Circle/KY 1143
 -motorists will be able to utilize Longlick Pike/KY 32 and McClelland Circle/KY 1143
 -thru traffic and motorists traveling from McClelland Circle /KY 1143
 -no road closures will be in effect
 -the roundabout will be closed at the new portion of the bypass (completion in May 2021)
 Note:
 -the new roundabout replaces the previous intersection
 -the intersection had a stop condition on the McClelland Circle/KY 1143 approach to Long Lick Pike/KY 32 
 
   
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KYTC: Lane closures scheduled for I-75 in Fayette County

Update from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet:

Lane closures scheduled for I-75 in Fayette County

Milling and paving operations between milepoints 110.829 and 120.792

LEXINGTON, Ky. (August 12, 2020) – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) advises motorists of scheduled lane closures for Interstate 75 in Fayette County. The temporary closures are necessary for milling and paving operations.

Thursday, August 13 through Friday, August 14 – 9 p.m. Thursday until 6 a.m. Friday

Interstate 75

– operations will be in effect between the I-64 overpass (milepoint 110.829) and the Fayette-Scott County line (milepoint 120.792)

9 p.m. Thursday until 12 a.m. (midnight)

– a double lane closure will be in place between the I-64 overpass (milepoint 110.892) and the US 27 Overpass (milepoint 112.834)

12 a.m. (midnight) until 6 a.m. Friday

– a rolling roadblock will be in place between the I-64 overpass (milepoint 110.892) and the Fayette-Scott County line (milepoint 120.792)

Motorists should expect delays and seek an alternate route if possible.

All work, and closures are scheduled on a tentative basis, and subject to change depending on weather conditions, emergencies, and other factors beyond the control of the Department of Highways.

Keep up with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet:

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Note from KY Transportation Cabinet: Scheduled changes for Hemingway Place

The intersection improvement project for McClelland Circle/US 62 at mile point 7.2

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) advises motorists of scheduled changes for Hemingway Place. The changes are necessary for the ongoing project to progress.Monday, July 27 – 6 a.m. and until further notice.

Hemingway Place – the intersection of US 62 and Hemingway Place• Hemingway Place will have right in and right out movements only at mile point 7.2 along US 62- the left turn movements are to utilize the newly constructed U-Turn lanes- Hemingway Place will only have right in and right out movements currently and after the project has been completed

Note: the cross-over for left turn movements into Hemingway Place will be open in the upcoming weeks

All work, and closures are scheduled on a tentative basis, and subject to change depending on weather, emergencies, and other factors beyond the control of the Department of Highways

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